- 26 October 2015 | Surfing
Longboarders have reasons to celebrate. "The Longboard Travel Guide" has been released. And it's a wonderful guide to the planet's best logging waves.
Longboarding has never been dead. The art of riding a longboard setup might have faded away for a while, but surfing's most stylish side returned in full glory.
According to the author of "The Longboard Travel Guide," there are three essential rules of longboard travel: always put padding around the rails, always trust your instinct, and always bring a spare shortboard.
Sam Bleakley has nailed it. His new book captures the essence of longboarding, and shares with readers many useful tips for your endless journeys across the globe.
"This book is not a demand to go traveling. My favorite wave is actually my home break, but you won't find it listed here because it's too fickle. Yet everybody craves to travel and experience the joy of surfing a cranking point break," writes Bleakley in his introductory page.
"As the best-known spots crowd out, we need to find new waves to ride. And - the final rule of longboard travel - we need to do this with sensitivity to locals and the environment."
The longboard book is beautifully illustrated with colorful photos and fantastic drawings. And the index says it all. In the first section, you'll plan your trip, get your body in shape, and learn more about the legends of log riding.
Then, "The Longboard Travel Guide" embarks on a comprehensive manual of 100 unique surf spots located in 46 nations. Finally, in section three, Sam Bleakley writes about staying safe, longboard lingo, events, and more.
The author is not alone in his 192-page publication. The list of contributors includes John Callahan, Chris Power, Neil Armstrong, Ben Skinner, Belinda Baggs, Susumi Nakano, and Simon Williams.
Get "The Longboard Travel Guide" and enjoy your nine-foot-plus longboard, as the sun sets over a perfect peeling point break. Anywhere, from Angola to Western Sahara.