Surf Books | The Ultimate List

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of surf books.

Browse the surf classics, best-sellers, surf guides, surf manuals and encyclopedias of surf culture.
Explore surf publications that document the history of surfing and project the future of wave riding.
Discover and read the best surf books of all time, and start building your surf library with the following paperback and hardcover editions.


A Brief History of Surfing
A Golden Age: Surfing's Revolutionary 1960s and '70s
Above The Roar: 50 Surfer Interviews
Adventure Guide: Hawaii The Big Island
All for a Few Perfect Waves: The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
Amazing Surfing Stories
Art of Surfing: A Training Manual For The Developing And Competitive Surfer
Australia's Century of Surf: How a Big Island at the Bottom of the World Became the Greatest Surfing Nation on Earth


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Becoming Westerly
Big Surf, Deep Dives and the Islands
Body & Soul
Born To Boogie: Legends of Bodyboarding
Bunker Spreckels: Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence


Caught Inside: A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Chasing Waves: A Surfer's Tale of Obsessive Wandering
Child of the Storm
Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfings Cold Water Pioneers


Da Bull: Life Over the Edge
Deep in the Wave: A Surfing Guide to the Soul
Distant Shores: Surfing The Ends Of The Earth
Dora Lives: The Authorized Story Of Miki Dora
Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book: Everything You Need to Know About Surf, Sand and Rips
Duke: A Great Hawaiian
Duke: The Life Story of Duke Kahanamoku


Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing
Empire in Waves
Everything a Beginner Surfer Needs to Know: A 15 Minute Practical Guide
Extreme Surf


Fierce Heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing
Fit to Surf : The Surfer's Guide to Strength and Conditioning
Fluid Surfer: The Surfer's Bible to Endless Performance
Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing
Found At Sea


Guide to Surfing - What Every Surfer Should Know Before They Enter The Water
Greg Noll: The Art Of The Surfboard


Hawaiian Surfing: Traditions from the Past
Health & Fitness for Windsurfing
High Tide: A Surf Odyssey
Hobie: Master of Water, Wind and Waves
Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.


I Surf, Therefore I Am: A Philosophy of Surfing
Incredible Waves: An Appreciation of Perfect Surf
Inside Maverick's: Portrait of a Monster Wave
Island Explorer: Surfing, Sailing and Exploring Beyond Sumatra and the Mentawai Islands


Jack O'Neill: It's Always Summer On the Inside
John Severson's SURF
Just Add Water: A Surfing Savant's Journey with Asperger's


Kelly Slater: For the Love
Kiteboarding Tricktionary - Twintip Supreme Edition
Kitesurfing in the Waves: The Complete Guide
Kong: The Life and Times of a Surfing Legend
Kook: What Surfing Taught Me About Love, Life, and Catching the Perfect Wave


Learn to Surf
Legacy of Stoke
LeRoy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s
Little Man on Wheels: Surfing Legend Dewey Weber
Live Like Sally
Long Standing Ambition
Longboarder's Start-Up: A Guide to Longboard Surfing
Lunatic Surfer or Destiny?


Making Mavericks: The Memoir of a Surfing Legend
Malama Honua: Hokule'a - A Voyage Of Hope
Maritime Education and Surfing in School
Masters of Surf Photography: Tom Servais
Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Paddle, Surf, Drive

Maverick's: The Story of Big-Wave Surfing
Mr. Sunset: The Jeff Hakman Story


Nat's Nat and That's That: A Surfing Legend
No Bad Waves: Talking Story with Mickey Munoz


Occy: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Mark Occhilupo


Photo/Stoner: The Rise, Fall, and Mysterious Disappearance of Surfing's Greatest Photographer
Pipe Dreams: A Surfer's Journey
Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film, and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom
Portugal Surf Guide
Puerto Rico's Surf Culture


Rad Cars With Rad Surfboards On Them
Ricochet: Riding a Wave of Hope with the Dog Who Inspires Millions
Ron Church: California to Hawaii 1960 to 1965
RYA Go Windsurfing! A Practical Handbook for Young People
RYA Youth Windsurfing Scheme


Salt & Silver: Travel, Surf, Cook
Salts and Suits
Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
Scratching the Horizon: A Surfing Life
Secrets to Progressive Surfing
Shooting the Curl
Sick Surfers Ask the Surf Docs & Dr. Geoff
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board
Spanish for Surfers
Start Windsurfing Right!
Stoked! A History of Surf Culture
Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia
Surf: 100 Greatest Waves
Surf Café Living
Surf City: The Jan and Dean Story
Surf Flex: Flexibility, Yoga, and Conditioning Exercises for Surfers
Surf Food: The Ultimate Surfers Cookbook
Surf for Your Life
Surf For Your Success
Surf Forecasting For Invasions During World War II
Surf Graphics
Surf Is Where You Find It
Surf Like a Girl
Surf Longer, SUP Stronger
Surf Mama: One Woman's Search for Love, Happiness and the Perfect Wave
Surf Movie Tonite!
Surf Poetry: A Modest Collection of Beach-Born Perspectives
Surf Safari: Malibu to Panama
Surf Science: An Introduction To Waves For Surfing
Surf Shacks
Surf Sharks: The First Ride
Surf Survival: The Surfer's Health Handbook
Surf Texas
Surf Travel: The Complete Guide
Surf Tribe
Surf's Up: Collecting the Longboard Era
365 Surfboards: The Coolest, Raddest, Most Innovative Boards from Around the World
Surfer Magazine: 50 Years
Surfer Magazine's Guide to Northern and Central California Surf Spots
Surfer Magazine's Guide to Southern California Surf Spots
Surfer's Code: 12 Simple Lessons for Riding Through Life
Surfer's Start-Up: A Beginner's Guide to Surfing
Surfers' Blood
Surfers Heaven
Surfing about Music
Surfing and Health
Surfing Australia: The Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia
Surfing California
Surfing California: A Guide to the Best Breaks and SUP-friendly Spots (...)
Surfing Cold Water
Surfing Down South - Discovering Margaret River and Yallingup
Surfing Hawaii
Surfing Huge Waves With Ease
Surfing Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Wave Riding
Surfing in Hawai'i: 1778-1930
Surfing in the Movies: A Critical History
Surfing Life Waves
Surfing Mavericks: The Unofficial Biography of Jay Moriarity
Surfing Newport Beach: The Glory Days of Corona del Mar
Surfing the Middle East
Surfing the World
Surfing: A History of the Ancient Hawaiian Sport
Surfing: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time
Surfing: In Search of the Perfect Wave
Surfing: Mastering Waves from Basic to Intermediate
Surfing: The Manual: Advanced
Surfing: The World's Best Surf Breaks and Techniques
Surfing With Sartre
Surfing with the Great White Shark
Surfing's Greatest Misadventures: Dropping In on the Unexpected
SurfRiders: In Search of the Perfect Wave
Sustainable Stoke: Transitions to Sustainability in the Surfing World
Sweetness and Blood: How Surfing Spread from Hawaii and California to the Rest of the World (...)
Swell: A Year of Waves


Taj Burrow's Book of Hot Surfing
Taschen 365 Day-by-Day: Surfing
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade
The Aloha Shirt: Spirit of the Islands
The Basics of Surfboard Design
The Battle for Paradise: Surfing, Tuna, and One Town's Quest to Save a Wave
The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing
The Big Juice: Epic Tales of Big Wave Surfing
The Bodyboard Manual: The Essential Guide to Bodyboarding
The Bodyboard Travel Guide: The 100 Most Awesome Waves on the Planet
The California Surf Project
The Complete Guide to Surf Fitness: The Definitive Guide to Surf Training Whatever Your Level
The Critical Surf Studies Reader
The Dog's Guide to Surfing
The Encyclopedia of Surfing
The Essential Surfing Costa Rica Guide & Surf Map Set (Volume 3)
The Essentials of Surfing
The Finest Line: The Global Pursuit of Big-Wave Surfing
The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro
The History of Surfing
The History of Surfing by Nat Young
The Illustrated Atlas of Surfing History
The Kite and Windsurfing Guide Europe
The Kook's Guide to Surfing
The Longboard Travel Guide: A Guide to the World's Best Longboarding Waves
The Pilgrimage: 50 Places to Surf Before You Die
The Plight of the Torpedo People
The Ride: 1960's & 1970's: A Photo Essay
The Stormrider Guide Europe: Atlantic Islands
The Stormrider Guide Europe: The Continent
The Stormrider Guide North America
The Stormrider Surf Guide Central America and the Caribbean
The Stormrider Surf Guide Indonesia and the Indian Ocean
The Stormrider Surf Guide Tropical Islands
The Stormrider Surf Journal: Atlas Planner Log
The Surf Diet
The Surf Girl Fitness Handbook
The Surf Girl Guide To Surf Fitness
The Surf Girl Handbook
The Surfboard: Art, Style, Stoke
The Surfboard Book: How Design Affects Performance
The Surfer's Guide to Baja
The Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates
The Surfer's Mind
The Surfer's Travel Guide: Australia
The Surfin'ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak
The Surfing Files: Everything You Need To Know About Riding Waves
The Surfing Handbook
The Surfing Tribe
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean
The WetSand WaveCast Guide to Surf Forecasting
The World in the Curl
The World Kite and Windsurfing Guide
The World Stormrider Guide Volume 1
The World Stormrider Guide Volume 2
The World Stormrider Guide Volume 3
Thrust: The Simon Anderson Story
Time Barrel
Tricktionary 3: Windsurfing Bible


Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku
Wave Chasers: Searching for Surf on Lake Michigan
Wave Chasers Volume 2: Searching for Surf on the Great Lakes
Wave Riding: The Life and Times of a Surfer
Waves and Beaches: The Dynamics of the Ocean Surface
Waves of Resistance: Surfing and History in Twentieth-Century Hawaii
Waves of Wahines: A History of Women's Surfing
Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell
Where Albatross Soar
Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias
Wingnut's Complete Surfing
Women Who Surf: Charging Waves with the World's Best


Zen and the Art of Surfing
Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004


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