Surf Books: learn the history and science of surfing

Surf books are the best way to learn about the history and culture of surfing. Classic surfboards, alternative lifestyles, surf memoirs, heritage, and science of the waves have been published in quality reading materials.

When waves are too small or too big, there's nothing like a cold beer or hot chocolate, by the seaside, with a good looking surf book in our hands. Time will pass and you won't notice. There's so much to learn and discover in surf books that you'll be looking forward to get a new one.

Surf books are usually written by passionate surfers or surf journalists. More than the usual surf industry propaganda, books about surfing have something to reveal. A new wave, a new surf destination, a new wave peak, the transformation of coastal regions, history of wave riding and lives of the surf legends.

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Ghana: 500km of waves

The International Surfing Association (ISA), the surfing world’s governing authority recognized by the International Olympic Committee, is proud to welcome Ghana to it list of member nations.

The Ghana Surfing Association (GSA), led by President Charles Sampa, is now the country’s national governing body (NGB) of the sport. “It is great to be recognized! We are happy to be part of the ISA family, and we are eager to compete against other African nations as well as internationally,” said Sampa. “We hope that competing with other will help us improve our surfing level.”

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Frozen surfer: ready for a warm bath?

When surfing is a true inner passion, humans might do everything to get a couple of waves. Some discover the pleasures of one foot Summer rides and other defy Nature in 40 foot giants of water.

A group of Chicago surfers have tried something different. Crazy or not, they didn't let freezing cold temperatures keep them out of the water. But, what's really freezing cold?

Well, what about surfing in 33º Fahrenheit (0,5º Celsius) waters and -7º Fahrenheit (-21º Celsius) winds? Chilly, isn't it? At least, they had fun in a great day at the Lake Michigan.

Bryan McDonald and Ryan Gerard were the brave icy surfers. "Yesterday was our first real cold water session as wind chills dipped into the single digits and the water temp continues to drop.

When it's clean like this, though, it is always worth it". See why modern wetsuits are really good and warm?