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This book is an introduction to the sport of rowing. It covers the history, the basics of rowing, the types of boats, equipment, rowing technique, the handling and rigging of boats, the role of the coxswain, the different types of races, clubs and associations, and regattas. This book includes advice and tips for those who are new to the sport and want to quickly get an understanding of the details of rowing.
The Florida Reef is known for its brilliant corals as much as it is for sunken pirate treasure. From Carysfort Reef to Indian Key to Dry Tortugas National Park, the Florida Keys provide many excellent and diverse snorkelling opportunities. Snorkeling the Florida Keys dives into more than forty sites, including reefs, wrecks, and beaches. The third largest barrier reef system in the world runs along the east side of the Florida Keys and is fed by the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf Stream, which support the abundant growth of bright-hued corals. These warm waters are also home to spectacular animal life. From seahorses to manatees, nature's most intriguing wonders can be found right around an outcropping of coral or grazing in algae. While today these reefs are a playground for snorkelers, fishermen, and divers, these waters were once feared by sailors. The corals lurking just beneath the surface were ship killers, stony daggers capable of carving up a wooden hull. Today those sunken ships provide stunning backdrops for snorkelling exploits. Brad Bertelli takes the guesswork out of navigating and exploring the Florida Reef. He provides practical travel advice and GPS coordinates to easily access each site, as well as useful information such as water depth, key features, notable shipwrecks, and other engrossing historical facts. Snorkeling the Florida Keys is a great read and a useful guide for divers seeking adventure. It is also suited for armchair travellers, who, without setting a fin in the water, can enjoy the conquests and mishaps of the larger-than-life historical figures who sailed the great Florida Reef.
Technical Book on Sculling and Sweep Rowing for Beginners to Elite from the perspective of Stability and the Preservation of Momentum with sections on Drills and General Rowing Topics
Down Under Magic is a fascinating story of one man's love of the ocean and how it led to the foundation of the Black Rock Underwater Diving Group - one of the first SCUBA clubs in Australia's history. From this band of friends came the Associated Divers Academy. The struggles, the temptations, the risks taken with limited knowledge of the consequences of breathing underwater, make for absorbing reading. This book documents for the first time the early history of skin and SCUBA diving in Victoria and Southern NSW. It shares too, how the first single-hose regulators in the world were constructed near the same time, by the talents of two Australians Lionel Martin and Ted Eldridge. Bill has inside information on how Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared. Down Under Magic contains photos of Bill with the Pime Minister before his disappearance off Cheviot Beach on December 17, 1967.
This compelling compilation of stories puts the reader right in the moment with detailed descriptions of open water rowing events, sprinkled with thoughtful poems, humorous anecdotes, and stories about family, food, wine, parties, fishing, cats, benches, tomato sandwiches, life, death, salt shakers, and karma.
If you've ever been involved with competitive swimming, then this is "must read" book for you. It will not only bring back memories for your but it will also refresh your memory of life lessons you learned through your swimming participation; life lessons you have been able to apply to living Beyond The Pool. It will also remind you of other lessons that you forgot that you even learned.
There's probably a little bit of Huck Finn in all of us that yearns for the chance to drift quietly down river, or challenge the bubbling rapids of a mountain stream, savoring nature at its' best. Tubing can be as simple or involved as you like, and as safe or risky as you make it. It can be done in small or large groups for a few minutes, a few hours or a few days if you are so inclined. There are no boats to trailer, no outboards to gas up, and relatively little expense or preparation. River tubing has enjoyed tremendous popu-larity in Arizona over the past decades and more reports are coming in all the time of the sport catching on in other parts of the country. The information in this book along with a little common sense should help equip you for an enjoyable tubing season with a minimum of risk. Whether you are tubing in Arizona or Alaska, these basics should help prepare you for many safe, fun days ahead.
2014 expanded edition - Longboard + Shortboard - it's all here. New
Shortboard section* with multiple images and analysis of common
moves including off-the-lip and aerials, plus common errors to
Surf Better is a must-have book for surfers, ocean-goers and
anyone looking for a simple, effective way to get in shape and stay
there. A complete surfing program including fitness, tactics and
techniques, wave knowledge, and more. Fully illustrated.
PART I: SURFING TECHNIQUE
PART II: KNOW YOUR OCEAN
PART III: KNOW YOUR BREAK
PART IV: DRY LAND SURF SCHOOL
..".then he floated an "Off the lip, center my ass by bringing my board back under me recovery"-pretty awesome move and proof that his book is working."
Why would any sound individual sign up to be waterlogged, pirate-plagued, hurricane trashed, humiliated, and just generally inconvenienced? Anyone bitten by the boating bug, or just intrigued, should pick up The Borders of the Waters, Phyllis Hudgins's high-spirited nautical memoir of countless days on every imaginable vessel and weather condition. This series of related stories charts her years with husband Bob taking up rolling, reeling residence on the water. Throughout, she reveals the risks, the humor, the spendor, the camaraderie, and the bountiful fun that every excursion affords this all-weather twosome. From the mild-mannered Great Lakes to the fickle Florida coast, Hudgins's many shores are rich in high times and low tides. With a seasoned eye and philosophical attitude, she navagates decades of challenges undertaken, lessons learned, destinations discovered, and friendships sealed, sailing the Hawiian Islands, the Bahamas, St. John's River, and Cape Horn, among other locals. Along the way, they wrestle hurricanes, pirates, and sometimes an equally agonizing lack of wine. At the same time they encounter random acts of kindness, rum-filled, antic evenings, and awe inspiring shows from Mother Narture certain to strike the fancy of anyone, with sea legs or not. Whether water-logged engines or wet and sleepless nights, nothing can dampen the author's love of boating, and every page is awash in a wanderlust that transcends the most daunting days at sea. Any reader seeking humor-infused armchair travel, or a reason to relish every day, will take to this warm-hearted, windswept memoir like a salty dog to water.
The Stand Up Paddle Book is the complete guide to stand up paddle surfing etiquette, equipment, and surfing technique Nate Burgoyne, founder and editor of Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine, who is also and founder and instructor of Rainbow Watersports Adventures stand up paddle school in a Hawaii on the North Shore of Oahu, guides you through the exciting journey from window shopping for your first board to catching your first waves to taking your stand up paddle surf skills to a higher level in this, the first book ever published, on the sport. Fun illustrations, comprehensive information, real life stories, and conversational voice packed into 268 pages make The Stand Up Paddle Book the best book for learning how to stand up paddle. TESTIMONIALS: "This clear and easy to read book is a great resource that takes you step-by-step so you can get out on the water and enjoy stand up paddling. Nate does a beautiful job of keeping things simple to understand and easy to read." - Blane Chambers, Shaper and Founder of Paddle Surf Hawaii "In a cyber age where any fool with a keyboard can become an instant expert on stand up paddling, Nate Burgoyne is a breath of fresh air." - Dave Chun, Shaper and Founder of Kialoa Paddles
THE #1 International BestSeller in two categories on the Kindle Get the #1 BestSeller in books on Suicide AND books on Extreme Sports Latest update: The Ride Home is now #2 in the Kindle Store in books about WaterSports ATTENTION READERS The Ride Home is the Kindle BestSelling debut novel by Jacob Ray. In this racy page turner, Ray takes us through the excruciating grieving process of a young, drug-addicted Psychology Intern after the death of his best friend, the surf king of Ocean Beach. Chance Feinman and his motley crew of friends, all addicts to both nightlife and surfing the huge waves of San Francisco, ride the waves of misery in the downward spiral of bereavement and further loss as many of the original group of friends taper off into insanity. The tone to this novel is dark. The language offers a frightening glimpse into a tortured inner monologue most addicts have after years of self-destruction. Ray forces the reader to face the ugly, unspeakable suffering addicts accept as the norm the deeper they nosedive into their self-deprecating behavior. The story contains beautiful passages about surfing, the nightlife of San Francisco's Sunset District, and surf culture. The reader is taken all over the globe with storylines based in Kyoto, Japan and Vietnam. A cast of unforgettable characters tell their deepest, darkest secrets in this gripping story. Ray is the step-son of writer Pat Conroy and the son of writer Cassandra King. Guess who influenced him to write? Don't miss this best seller at an economy friendly price sure to rise as the wave of popularity sweeps over the surfing world Don't miss other works by Jacob Ray including: "Pig-Skinned," "PiLL-Billies," "The Bridge Burners," "The Jets of Enceladus," "My O.B." & "The Undead of the Low Country."
With thousands of lakes and streams, over 1200 miles of canoe routes, 160 miles of portage trails, and 2000 campsites, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a true paddlers paradise. Extending nearly 150 miles in northern Minnesota along the Canadian border, the wilderness area encompasses more than 1 million acres. This classic two-volume guide has been fully updated by area journalist Louis Dzierzak, with full coverage of 50-plus entry points and routes. Trip descriptions include day-by-day paddling distances, portage tips, and difficulty ratings, and identify the appropriate water-resistant, topographic maps W.A. Fisher maps for each trip. Together, these books deliver everything a visitor needs for the experience of a lifetime.
Written for all skill levels of multisport athletes, this book helps swimmers create individualized training programs for better stroke technique, maximum enjoyment, and improved performance. Different training programs cover fitness and competition, strength and flexibility, and open water swimming. All of the principles are grounded in easy-to-understand physics. Additionally, the book discusses effective equipment use, the importance of making swimming fun and satisfying, and delves into the psychological factors involved in competing.
In this wise and thrilling book, Criag Lambert turns rowing--personal discipline, modern Olympic sport, grand collegiate tradition--into a metaphor for a vigorous and satisfying life.
John Collins takes us on a marine adventure within the oceans that lap many of our most populated shores, from the north Atlantic around western Europe, to the chilly Pacific of North America and south to the Great White sharks of Africa. His photographic portrait of a little explored part of our ocean world is the culmination of twenty years of diving the seas around Ireland, Scotland, Canada, South Africa and Tasmania. From his voyages, he brings us 120 photographs illustrating the colourful and bizarre life below while also conveying the mood of exploration - his photographs are interpretative rather than purely documentary. Of the seven tenths of our blue planet, we have explored but a fraction. Away from coral reefs, the ocean world between the tropics and the poles is the most vibrant and productive of all our seas. Beneath its grey roof lies a bounty of neon-coloured life as well as offering us a time-capsule of our losses at sea - evoked by the sombre mood of a lost ship. The bizarre underwater world holds a fascination for many: for some it is the natural history of beautiful flower-like anemones and brightly coloured fish. For others, it is the predators we fear most - sharks. And for some, the history of our sea-going losses resonates above ground. While most people are aware of the beauties of our coral reefs, this book differs from most collections of underwater photographs in looking only at our cold seas. The seas on our doorstep are slow to give up their secrets, making this collection of images from our emerald seas something truly out of the ordinary and introducing us to previously unseen marvels.
Hauptman provides step-by-step instructions on basic methods and equipment for beginner fishermen. Expert advice on all types of tackle for baitcasting, spinning, spincasting, flycastinga "and the most popular speciesa "panfish, gamefish, trout.
Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown's journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you've got. After nearly being incarcerated at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: What would it take to become an Olympian? Guided by a polarizing coach, Brown and his teammates plumb the depths of physical and mental exertion in pursuit of a singular goal. The 4 Year Olympian is a story of courage, perseverance, and overcoming self-doubt, told from the perspective of an unlikely competitor.
Whether you're a crafty vet on the water looking to take your skills to the next level or a recreational rider interested in doing some eye-opening tricks for fun, "Water Skiing and Wakeboarding" is your guide to tearing up the water.
Ben Favret's 25 years of competitive experience have produced numerous gold medals at all levels of competition. In "Water Skiing and Wakeboarding," Favret teaches you how to perfect the skills and turn some heads--and do it safely. In this comprehensive guide, you'll learn
- how to select and fit your equipment,
- conditioning both on land and in the water,
- skills for mastering the slalom course,
- essential techniques for wakeboarding,
- the secrets to tricks and jumps used by the pros, and
- how to compete and win.
Hit the water and ride like the pros. Most important, have fun while doing it. Let "Water "S"kiing and Wakeboarding" be your one-stop resource to endless fun and an exhilarating experience on the water
Nature sports such as skiing, climbing, and surfing have had a significant influence on Western popular culture since the mid-twentieth century and participation in such sports continues to grow. Written in a clear and accessible style, this important book provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of nature sports. Philosophy and Nature Sports offers an engaging inquiry into how nature sports differ from mainstream sports, how these differences are related to their value as human activities, and the role of the environments in which such sports take place. Addressing the claim that the most distinctive feature of nature sports is the relationship between participants and the natural world, the book also examines a wide range of topics, such as ethics, risk, gender construction, the social role of nature sport subcultures and the aesthetic experiences of nature sports athletes. Tying these together is the question of what it is that attracts us to nature sports and why they hold meaning for us. This is a valuable resource for students and academics in fields such as alternative sports, alternative sport subcultures, sport philosophy, sport and social issues, ethics, and phenomenology. It is also a fascinating read for outdoor educators and practitioners.
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