Author: Bruce Sutherland
This is a surfing guidebook to Europe (not the Atlantic Islands). "The Stormrider Guide Europe - The Continent" includes Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Morocco.
It is fully revised and contains detailed information covering The Surf, Ocean Environment and Surf Culture on a country by country basis.
The Surf outlines where and when to go and demystifies the continental Europe coastline from Denmark to Morocco. Ocean Environment deals with pollution, erosion, access and hazards, while Surf Culture illuminates the surf scene including history, surf media, contests and localism.
The indispensable travelling information is concise plus there's links to all the latest oceanographic and swell forecasting resources. The Continental coastline is accurately mapped in detail, showing where to find the main surfing breaks.
Each surf break report outlines how and where the waves break, quality, consistency and the general vibe. The unique Stormrider symbols reveal optimum wind, tide, swell size and direction, as well as wave type and bottom contour.
Crowds, hazards, dangerous sea-life, pollution, access and environmental problems are also noted. A picture tells a thousand words so there are hundreds of the best photos of European surf, ever compiled.
Stunning images in crisp colour from the cream of the world's surf photographers add that extra dimension that makes Stormriders the most detailed surf guides money can buy.