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Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey, Kelly Slater with Jason Borte
1 Kelly Slater with Jason Borte Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey
Regan Books 238225 Australia 2003 First Edition 0060096292 / 9780060096298 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good I thought, Pfft, come on. People from Australia are world champions ... But a world champion from Florida? Fuhged-daboudit.Cocoa Beach, Florida, isn't exactly a breeding ground for surfing world champions -- the waves are tiny. So when Kelly Slater was growing up, the furthest thing from his mind was becoming a world champion. He was a Florida grommet whose biggest goal was to one day make it out far enough to catch the two-foot waves his dad and brother were riding -- anything more was a dream. Life in the Slater household wasn't perfect, and as his parents' marriage fell apart and his father battled alcoholism, Slater escaped to the beach and found peace on a surfboard. He devoured surf magazines, sat spellbound while watching surfing movies, and worshiped the gods of the sport who threw themselves into thundering walls of water along the North Shore of Hawaii and around the world. Slater never thought he'd move beyond the Florida shore breaks, but his insatiable thirst for competition and uncanny -- almost innate -- understanding of the physics of surfing destined him for waves and events much bigger than anything Cocoa Beach had to offer. In Pipe Dreams, Slater takes you inside a churning Pipeline tube and lets you experience the rush of adrenaline and danger. He pays tribute to close friends who lost their lives surfing big waves and tells what life on the World Tour is really like, from schmoozing with celebrities to running from stalker fans to the insane competition and off-the-wall antics of the world's most famous surfers -- including Tom Curren, Tom Car-roll, Gary Elkerton, Mark Occhilupo, Rob Machado, and Shane Dorian. Slater also explains his various career moves, such as his stint as a regular on Baywatch, and the ups and downs of his love life -- from his on-again, off-again romance with Pamela Anderson to Bree, his first love, and their broken engagement. Pipe Dreams offers unprecedented access to the globetrotting lifestyle and the rarely seen private life of the man who destroyed every record in a sport long dominated by people who thought world champions didn't grow up in Florida, himself included. Slater holds nothing back, because after six world titles, there is nothing left to prove -- not to himself or to anyone else. 338 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sport::Surfing, Windsurfing, Sailboarding; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 0060096292. ISBN/EAN: 9780060096298. Inventory No: 238225. Hardcover 
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Price: 17.91 AUD
 
 
Take Up Canoeing, Ray Rowe
2 Ray Rowe Take Up Canoeing
Sprinfield Books 241401 Great Britain 1990 0947655832 / 9780947655839 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket 64 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sport::Surfing, Windsurfing, Sailboarding; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN/EAN: 9780947655839. Inventory No: 241401. Paperback 
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Price: 8.00 AUD
 
 
Planet Surf: History & Culture - 50 Great Destinations, Ryan A. Smith
3 Ryan A. Smith Planet Surf: History & Culture - 50 Great Destinations
Thunder Bay Press 240012 California 2009 1592239854 / 9781592239856 Softcover Very Good Condition Oblong. Surfing is more than a sport for many, it's a way of life, even religious. Surfing is pure adrenaline, offering extreme thrills and extreme danger (not to mention extreme fashion!) to its disciples around the globe. Planet Surf is a tome of all things surf from its history and culture to the world's top surfing spots. Hit Pipeline, Sunset Beach, and Waimea for some world-class waves. Hawaii is synonymous with surfing, the sport of ancient kings. Learn all about surfing's origins in Polynesian culture and how it spread around the globe. Discover top surf destinations around the world from the South Pacific to South Africa and everywhere in between. Even England is a major surf region. Check out the world's most exciting surf spots and the biggest waves ever recorded. Ride the giants at Mavericks in California, Jaws in Hawaii, Teahupoo in Tahiti, and Pico Alto in Peru all without fear of a deadly wipeout. Whether you ride an egg, shortboard, fish, pintail, hull, or longboard, get a grip on essential surfing design and learn how to choose the best board for your abilities and location. Features include heart-stopping images of amazing big-wave action, killer wipeouts, dream rides, and more. 176 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sport::Surfing, Windsurfing, Sailboarding; United States; Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 1592239854. ISBN/EAN: 9781592239856. Inventory No: 240012. Paperback 
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Price: 30.00 AUD
 


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