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Surfing Life
by Mark Stranger

Surfing Life is a study of surfing and social change that also provides insights into other experience-based contemporary subcultures and the nature of the self and social formations in contemporary society. Making use of extensive empirical material to support innovative theoretical approaches to social change, this book offers an analysis of the relationship between embodied experience, culture and the economy. With its ground breaking theoretical contributions, and its foundation in an ethnographic study of surfing culture in locations across Australia, this volume will appeal not only to those interested in the social and cultural phenomenon of surfing, but also to anyone interested in the sociology of sport and leisure, the sociology of culture and consumption, risk-taking, subcultures and theories of contemporary social change.

Scratching the Horizon
by Izzy Paskowitz, Daniel Paisner

A bitchin’ love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the “first family” of American surfing

In 1956, Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began a lifelong surfing odyssey that grew to include his wife Juliette, and their nine children. Together, the Paskowitz clan lived a vagabonding bohemian existence, eschewing material possessions in favor of intangible riches like health and good cheer . . . all the while careening along the world’s coastlines in search of the perfect wave.

In Scratching the Horizon, Izzy Paskowitz looks back at his unusual upbringing, and his lifelong passion for the sport that carries his family’s stamp. As the fourth-oldest child in a family of inveterate surfers, rock stars, and beach bums, he is uniquely qualified to shine a light on a childhood that has come to symbolize the surfing credo, a reckless young adulthood that nearly cost him his sanity, and a maturing sense of self and purpose that allows him to lift others on the back of his experience.

As the father of a son with autism and the founder of “Surfers Healing,” a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, Paskowitz has found a way to connect the surreal aspects of his childhood to the harsh realities of adulthood, and he shares these discoveries in this wickedly entertaining and transforming memoir.

The Surfing Life
by Midget Farrelly

Life Surfing Life Dancing
by Grant Blashki, Helen Sykes

Getting the upper hand on health troubles is possible for most people when they establish a healthier rhythm to their life. Like a surfer in sync with the surge of the wave, or a dancer finding the beat of the music, achieving a sense of wellbeing is often about becoming comfortable with one’s own tempo. Life Surfing Life Dancing brings together some inspirational writers to discuss their views on well-being, based not only on their clinical and research roles, but also from their life experiences.

Surfing Life Waves
by Bradley Craig Hook

We are surrounded by waves: from light, sound, electrical and micro waves through to the quantum waves that underpin our reality.

Amidst all this wave activity it’s easy to draw a comparison between the physical waves we know so well and the experiential waves – or opportunities – that colour our existence. Waves of opportunity for happiness, success, love, failure, adventure and a spectrum of enriching experiences swirl constantly around us.

The approach of the surfer – arguably the world’s foremost experts in waves – provides a metaphor for embracing your life waves with passion, commitment, detachment, flow and fun.

There are waves breaking everywhere. How you choose to find and ride them is up to you.

Surfing and the Meaning of Life
by Ben Marcus

Surfer Girl
by Sanoe Lake, Steven Jarrett

Discusses the basics of surfing for teenage girls, including equipment, safety, practical surfing attire, and fundamental surfing moves.

Surfing Life Saying Riding Waves Surfer
by Pexfri Publishing

Riding waves and surfing are the best hobbies? This funny saying is for all surfers.

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  • 120 pages
  • matte cover
  • soft cover (paperback)

The History of Surfing
by Matt Warshaw

Matt Warshaw knows more about surfing than any other person on the planet. After five years of research and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unprecedented history of the sport and the culture it has spawned. At nearly 500 pages, with 250,000 words and more than 250 rare photographs, The History of Surfing reveals and defines this sport with a voice that is authoritative, funny, and wholly original. The obsessive nature of this endeavor is matched only by the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore through these pages with passion and opinion. A true category killer, here is the definitive history of surfing.

House Inside the Waves
by Richard Taylor

Writer, surfer, and househusband Richard Taylor is mad about beaches and islands, and was inspired by a house exchange that whisked him and his family from a freezing Ottawa winter to a year of some of the world’s best surf on the east coast of Australia. In an era of packaged paradises and cyber surfers, the forty-something writer’s first case of the mid-life blues seduced him into recapturing his youthful romance with surfing.