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Sister Surfer - A Woman's Guide to Surfing with Bliss and Courage (Paperback): Kia Afcari, Mary Pope Osborne Sister Surfer - A Woman's Guide to Surfing with Bliss and Courage (Paperback)
Kia Afcari, Mary Pope Osborne
R436 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R39 (9%) Out of stock

When Mary Osborne won the longboard contest in MTV's "Surf Girls," she immediately became the strong and beautiful figurehead for a nation of surfing women. Now, here's Osborne's introduction to the sport, the only guide for women who surf, and, more importantly, for those women who have always dreamed of paddling out beyond the breakers and catching the ideal wave.
Osborne is a master of the slickest sport. Here she shares her wisdom with readers, on everything from putting on a wet suit (do wear your bathing suit underneath, ladies) to catching the first wave (don't start too far out). There are tips on choosing a board, carrying it, knowing which boards need wax, finding a surfing buddy, figuring out what that leash is for and how it works, and finding the perfect spot.
"Sister Surfer" is more than a technical manual filled with gorgeous images. It is also an inspirational guide, a handbook to freeing the spirit and overcoming the barriers of the world and of the self. This unique book, perfectly timed to ride the growing wave that is women and surfing, will appeal to anyone who loves the deep blue.
When Mary Osborne won the longboard contest in MTV's Surf Girls, she immediately became the strong and beautiful figurehead for a nation of surfing women. Now, here's Osborne's introduction to the sport, the only guide for women who surf, and, more importantly, for those women who have always dreamed of paddling out beyond the breakers and catching the ideal wave.
Osborne is a master of the slickest sport. Here she shares her wisdom with readers, on everything from putting on a wet suit (do wear your bathing suit underneath, ladies) to catching the first wave (don't starttoo far out). There are tips on choosing a board, carrying it, knowing which boards need wax, finding a surfing buddy, figuring out what that leash is for and how it works, and finding the perfect spot.
Sister Surfer is more than a technical manual filled with gorgeous images. It is also an inspirational guide, a handbook to freeing the spirit and overcoming the barriers of the world
qland of the self. This unique book, perfectly timed to ride the growing wave that is women and surfing, will appeal to anyone who loves the deep blue.

Saltwater Fly Fishing - Seven Strategies for Success (Hardcover): Mike Starke Saltwater Fly Fishing - Seven Strategies for Success (Hardcover)
Mike Starke
R597 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R52 (9%) Out of stock

Ten percent of saltwater fly-fishermen catch ninety percent of the fish. Here is how to join this successful elite. The book details concrete steps to improve skills and knowledge: how to gather information, basic and advanced casting techniques, reading the water, learning where the fish are, choosing the right fly, accurate presentation, hooking up and staying hooked, and more. This clear, step-by-step approach will help all fisherman, from beginner to advanced, catch more fish in the brine.

Water, Leisure and Culture - European Historical Perspectives (Paperback): Bruce Tabb, Susan C. Anderson Water, Leisure and Culture - European Historical Perspectives (Paperback)
Bruce Tabb, Susan C. Anderson
R831 Discovery Miles 8 310 Out of stock

Dancing on the beach after a swim in the Mediterranean, taking the waters in fashionable Baden-Baden, boating on the Black Sea - the myriad uses of water imply that the term itself possesses multiple meanings. Focusing on Europe, this book addresses how using water for relaxation intersects with ideas about class, gender, nationality, and consumption. It also explores the ways Europeans have turned to water for pleasure, relaxation, and profit over the last two hundred years as the enjoyment of free time developed from a privilege into a right. Contributors capture key moments of social and cultural transition in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- moments during which new social distinctions emerged, debates about nationalism and cosmopolitanism flourished, concepts of hygiene became politicized, and attitudes about travel and vacationing developed.
What kinds of relationships exist between recreational uses of water and cultural, social, or political practices? How have such relationships found representation in art, landscaping, or architecture? Who visits water resorts or beaches and what role have these places played in the emergence of collective identities or in lending authority to social distinctions? How does the organization of leisure activities around water reflect ideas about purity and pollution, in a moral, social, or physical sense?
This exciting venture into 'uncharted waters' will fascinate historians, geographers and anyone with a keen interest in European cultural studies, art and landscape.

Snowkiting (Paperback): Hal Garrison Snowkiting (Paperback)
Hal Garrison
R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Out of stock
The Don't Drown Out There! Deck (Game): (amk) Adventure Medical Kits The Don't Drown Out There! Deck (Game)
(amk) Adventure Medical Kits
R185 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R13 (7%) Out of stock
Torque Series - Action Sports: Surfing (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ray McClellan Torque Series - Action Sports: Surfing (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ray McClellan
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Out of stock

Ever wondered what it takes to ride a wave? Young readers will find out in this introduction to surfing. They will read about the history of surfing, the equipment used to ride waves, and the ways surfers compete against each other.

The World Atlas of Saltwater Fishing (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Ken Schultz The World Atlas of Saltwater Fishing (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Ken Schultz
R913 R794 Discovery Miles 7 940 Save R119 (13%) Out of stock

The world of saltwater sportfishing is glamorous: chasing hard-fighting, big game fish such as marlin, sailfish, and tuna on the high seas in big, expensive boats. However, it is not all like this - there is an enormous variety of game fish that can be caught in many different ways, from fishing grounds in all the oceans of the world.The World Atlas of Saltwater Fishing is a fascinating and colorful survey of the premier saltwater fishing locations around the globe, concentrating on those most renowned for their outstanding sportfishing action. The locations featured include the east and west coasts of North America, the unparalleled fishing grounds of the Caribbean, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, and Europe.The atlas focuses on the major fishing attractions at each site - marlin, tarpon, bonefish, sharks - but also covers any secondary attractions; species that are gaining in popularity or which are becoming more abundant and therefore offer a wider choice of angling possibilities in a given locale. It also describes seasonal game fish presence and trends, particularly suitable fishing techniques, preferred seasonal fishing times, notable past catches (including world records), and the angling folklore of each place.Superbly illustrated with color photographs and detailed diagrams, the atlas is the "hall of fame" of the finest and most compelling ports for all saltwater fishermen. (9 3/4 X 11 1/4, 212 pages, color photos, maps, illustrations, diagrams)

I Chose Adventure - A Memoir (Paperback): Jonathan Visbal I Chose Adventure - A Memoir (Paperback)
Jonathan Visbal
R433 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R84 (19%) Out of stock
Watersports Safety and Emergency First Aid (Paperback, 1st ed): Christopher Tilburg Watersports Safety and Emergency First Aid (Paperback, 1st ed)
Christopher Tilburg
R139 R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Save R14 (10%) Out of stock

Surfing, kayaking, fishing, boating - a day on the water is thrilling and wondrous, peaceful and adventurous. But it can also be dangerous if you're not prepared to deal with water emergencies and survival situations. Watersports Safety and Emergency First Aid, written by an avid outdoorsman and specialist in emergency medicine, provides clear instructions and advice on emergency procedures, injuries, and survival gear. Look inside for advice on: getting the scoop on weather and water conditions; preparing emergency packs; how to treat wounds and hypothermia; swift-water rescues; removing fishhooks. (4 1/4 x 7, 96 pages, diagrams)

Rya Tactics (Paperback): Rya Tactics (Paperback)
R484 R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Save R49 (10%) Out of stock
Expedition Canoeing, 3rd - A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America (Paperback, 3rd): Cliff Jacobson Expedition Canoeing, 3rd - A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America (Paperback, 3rd)
Cliff Jacobson
R497 R448 Discovery Miles 4 480 Save R49 (10%) Out of stock

Expedition Canoeing (formerly titled Canoeing Wild Rivers) is the premier guide to canoeing and exploring North America's waterways. This completely revamped edition expertly details everything you need to know about paddling the continent's wild rivers. Cliff Jacobson uses his thirty plus years of river running to give you sound advice and advanced techniques for canoeing in the wilderness. You will find dozens of black-and-white and color photos, how-to illustrations, canoeing and camping tricks, and a discussion of GPS navigation. In a chapter new to this edition, the author augments his recommendations with the hard-won advice of fellow canoeing experts. Preparation and skills are everything when expedition canoeing. Take along this guide on all of your canoeing adventures. This guide contains information on how to pick a crew, route and trip planning, canoeing and camping gear, how to deal with dangerous bears, canoe hazards and rescue, barren-land travel and much more. (7 1/2 x 9, color photos, b&w photos, diagrams, charts, maps)

Wisconsins Statewide Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding (Paperback): Ben Shaw Wisconsins Statewide Guide to Stand Up Paddleboarding (Paperback)
Ben Shaw
R438 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R32 (7%) Out of stock

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is the hottest craze in outdoor sports today. It's easy to learn, a great workout and is one style of surfing that doesn't require a coast. It is perfectly suited to the water trails of Wisconsin. This fun guide features an easy to use water finder, tons of pictures, handy QR code links to put-ins and take-outs for your smartphone, full descriptions of water features en-route, detailed maps and a concise technique section to get you up and gliding.

An Insider's Guide to Surfing (Hardcover): Naima Green, Hope Merlin An Insider's Guide to Surfing (Hardcover)
Naima Green, Hope Merlin
R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Out of stock
Big Juice - Epic Tales Of Big Wave Surfing (Paperback): John Long, Sam George Big Juice - Epic Tales Of Big Wave Surfing (Paperback)
John Long, Sam George
R415 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R40 (10%) Out of stock

The best and newest big-wave surfing stories from the sport's insiders More than a decade ago, John Long published his nowclassic
"The Big Drop, " an unprecedented look at the larger-than-life frontier of big wave surfing. Since then, the sport has exploded in popularity. The big wave bar keeps rising as extreme surfers continue to seek out, surf, and survive a ride on the elusive 100-foot wave. The incredible stories of a new generation of thrill-seeking, death-defying surfers and stunning, full-color photography of monster waves fill the pages of this new collection by John Long and former surfing pro Sam George.
A powerful, contemporary look at the men and women who live and breathe for the next big wave and the bigger, more dangerous challenge, "The Big Juice" presents a rich history of characters, controversies, heroism, humor, and tragedy that define the sport. With contributions from:
- Ben Marcus, author of "The Surfing Handbook" and "The Art of Stand Up Paddling
"- Chris Dixon, writer, Surfer magazine
- Kimball Taylor, writer, ESPN
- Bruce Jenkins, author of "North Shore Chronicles"; writer, "Sports Illustrated
"- Drew Kampion, former editor of "Surfer, Surfing, Wind Surf, " and "Wind Tracks" magazines; author of "The Book of Waves: Form and Beauty on the Ocean"
- James Hollmer-Cross, writer, "Surfing" magazine . . . and big-wave surfers:
- Laird Hamilton
- Dave Kalama
- Evan Slater
- Shane Dorian
- Greg Noll

The Cruise of the Blue Dolphin - A Family's Adventure at Sea (Paperback): Nina Chandler Murray The Cruise of the Blue Dolphin - A Family's Adventure at Sea (Paperback)
Nina Chandler Murray
R348 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R30 (9%) Out of stock

It's 1933 during the grimmest days of the Depression, and the Chandler family is at a turning point. Nina Chandler's father has been fired, her mother is convinced he is having an affair, and the eldest of her siblings will soon be leaving for college. Rather than watch the family shatter, Nina's father decides to set sail on a grand voyage at sea to escape the Depression and to thrive and prosper on their own terms. Aboard the sailing yacht, the Blue Dolphin, the Chandlers cruise the eastern coast of the United States, around the islands of the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal into the Pacific, down to the Galapagos, and back home again. On their voyage they encounter adventure in many forms: a hurricane, a few sharks, hostile ports of call, and of course, themselves.
An insightful narrator, thirteen-year-old Nina introduces us to her rather eccentric family, as well as the sailors of the Blue Dolphin. Together, this unlikely crew celebrates the strength of American character and the ability of individuals and families to flourish even in the worst of times.

Surfing (Hardcover, Library binding): Tracy M. Maurer Surfing (Hardcover, Library binding)
Tracy M. Maurer
R716 R641 Discovery Miles 6 410 Save R75 (10%) Out of stock

Surveys the history, equipment, techniques, and safety factors of surfing, including bodyboarding, flowboarding, and freesurfing.

An Insider's Guide to Surfing (Paperback): Naima Green, Hope Merlin An Insider's Guide to Surfing (Paperback)
Naima Green, Hope Merlin
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Out of stock
Northern Forest Canoe Trail #11 - Moosehead/Penobscot Region: Maine - Moosehead Lake to Umbazooksus Stream (Sheet map, folded):... Northern Forest Canoe Trail #11 - Moosehead/Penobscot Region: Maine - Moosehead Lake to Umbazooksus Stream (Sheet map, folded)
Northern Forest Canoe Trail
R293 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R21 (7%) Out of stock
Wild Liard Waters (Paperback, New): Ferdi Wenger Wild Liard Waters (Paperback, New)
Ferdi Wenger
R371 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R24 (6%) Out of stock

As the Liard River faces the threat of hydroelectric development, a group of men make what may be one of the final trips on the Liard. Intrigued with the journals of our ancestors as they fearlessly travelled the waves, Wenger writes this book for those who may never know the grandeur of the river.

The Art of Diving - And Adventure in the Underwater World (Hardcover): Nick Hanna The Art of Diving - And Adventure in the Underwater World (Hardcover)
Nick Hanna; Photographs by Alexander Mustard
R1,036 R897 Discovery Miles 8 970 Save R139 (13%) Out of stock

Award winning photographer Alexander Mustard joins forces with leading author Nick Hanna to bring you this remarkable book which captures the soul of scuba diving and takes the experience of being underwater to new imaginative levels. Scuba is one of the most popular adventure sports activities on the planet, with over 20 million people qualified to explore the world beneath the waves. More than just a sport and a physical challenge, scuba diving takes people into another dimension and exerts a magnetic influence which gets them quickly addicted. Every dive is different, a fresh experience, enthralling us and drawing us back into the magic world of the oceans again and again. Once a sport dominated by macho feats of depth and endurance, diving has matured into something more meaningful--an art form requiring agility and grace. Both author and photographer share the same fresh stimulating approach, breathing new life into such topics as keeping kit simple and perfecting buoyancy control as well explaining the art of fish watching and how to make the most of meetings with remarkable creatures. "The Art of Diving "is also about the spirit of the seas, free diving, the spiritual dimensions of being underwater as well as considering the fate of the oceans and the threats facing the marine environment today. A specially created companion web site www.artofdiving.com tells you about the making of the book and is packed full of dynamic intent including a special zone with restricted access for members only--membership is FREE for readers of The Art of Diving. And especially for keen underwater photographers the www.artofdiving.com photo gallery includes technical details and extended captionsfor each of the images in this book, some of which are also available to download as screen savers. Whether you are an advanced diver, aspiring beginner or have yet to experience your first dive, welcome The Art of Diving and adventure in the underground world.

Marine Tourism - Development, Impacts and Management (Hardcover): Mark Orams Marine Tourism - Development, Impacts and Management (Hardcover)
Mark Orams
R3,237 Discovery Miles 32 370 Out of stock

Marine Tourism examines both successful and unsuccessful tourism in coastal and marine environments. The author provides an overview of the history, development and growth of marine tourism and describes the characteristics of 'marine tourists' and the 'vendors' of these tourist activities. The book includes case studies of specific types of tourism including:
* the cruise ship industry, * whale and dolphin watching,
* yachting - the America's Cup,
* personal water crafts and other water sports
* and maritime museums and festivals. in locations including Brighton, UK, the Florida Keys and Hawaii, USA Caribbean islands, New Zealand and Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The final section examines tourism impacts on marine ecosystems and coastal communities and explores management techniques aimed at reducing negative impacts and maximizing the benefits of marine tourism.

The Journals of Constant Waterman - Paddling, Poling, and Sailing for the Love of It (Paperback): Matthew Goldman The Journals of Constant Waterman - Paddling, Poling, and Sailing for the Love of It (Paperback)
Matthew Goldman
R353 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R59 (17%) Out of stock

Boats and lifeThis is an unforgettable collection of ninety short tales about the boating Matthew Goldman has done in his life--in sailboats, canoes, rowboats, and other floating craft. All these memoirs deal with the water--from the puddle to the sea. They wander, as reflective as a sandy-bottomed brook. They linger, as wistful as an idle boat in summer. They revel, as jubilant as broaching porpoises.

Who will want to read about Constant Waterman? Anyone who's ever paused to watch a water strider; anyone who's ever stood and listened to the sea; anyone who leans when they see a sloop heel; anyone who hopes to find a message in a bottle. Here is that message. Unfold it carefully, read it aloud.

Read about boats; read about passages; read about islands; read about the rain. Learn about a murder in the woods by the river; learn about restoring a wooden boat. Hear about sailors, boat builders, ferrymen; hear about canoeing amid the marshes. The best part about it? You don't have to spend your time sanding and varnishing. You don't need to don any foul weather gear. You don't need to know a bowline from a boom vang, or know how to pole a canoe.

Here is the world of Constant Waterman: wry, introspective, intimate, impassioned. Turn another page. You may find a lighthouse, you may find a swan. You'll hear the hoarse cadence of the sea grinding shingle, the wrinkling song of a stream through the forest, the complaint of the wind in your standing rigging.

Listen.

Matthew Goldman has worked as a toolmaker, a woodworker, and a land surveyor. He has written serious drama, black comedy, and farce. Three of his one-act plays have been staged, and his full-length comedy, Shades of Darkness, Shades of Light, was included in Tennessee Stage's 2002 Playwrights' Festival. He was one-time editor of the poetry quarterly A Letter Among Friends, which flourished for several years, and he has published a number of poems. He currently writes a semi-monthly column in Messing About in Boats, and his work has appeared in Good Old Boat and WindCheck. He resides in Stonington, Connecticut, and works repairing boats in nearby Noank.

Aquatic Facility Management (Hardcover, New): Paul Fawcett Aquatic Facility Management (Hardcover, New)
Paul Fawcett
R1,329 Discovery Miles 13 290 Out of stock

- Complete information about how to develop, manage, and promote effective aquatics programs - Ample reproducible forms for handling everything from program promotion and risk management to evaluation of staff and programs- Student-friendly textbook features- Information on industry standards, related organizations, equipment sources, and more

"Aquatic Facility Management" provides current and future aquatics professionals with a complete guide to running aquatics programs safely and effectively. This practical reference covers everything an aquatics director needs, including detailed information on- directing, promoting, and evaluating programs;- administering a budget and developing staff; - overseeing all aspects of lifeguarding and safety systems; and- managing risks, water chemistry and filtration systems, and facility operations.

Course instructors will appreciate the book's student-friendly features, including chapter objectives, key terms, and chapter summaries.

In addition to the extensive information on program development and management, the book offers lists of additional resources for each chapter; a variety of reproducible forms to use in promoting, running, and evaluating programs; and several appendixes that list aquatic-related agencies, equipment sources, and more.

With its complete coverage of relevant topics, "Aquatic Facility Management" provides aquatics professionals with an effective training resource and invaluable reference that they'll turn to again and again.

Paddling Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Paperback): Don Nelson Paddling Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks (Paperback)
Don Nelson
R227 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R21 (9%) Out of stock

Here, for the first time, canoeists and kayakers can find helpful itineraries for exploring the large lakes of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. Information includes park regulations, permits required, location of campsites, how to prepare for day or overnight trips and proper safety.

Dive in Style - Snorkel, Dive, Unwind (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Tim Simond Dive in Style - Snorkel, Dive, Unwind (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Tim Simond
R884 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R87 (10%) Out of stock

For the second edition of this popular guide to the best and most luxurious diving on the planet, Tim Simond has substituted six sophisticated and exclusive locations: the Turks and Caicos, Fiji, Mozambique, French Polynesia, Oman, and Indonesia. The information about the dive centers and hotels has been updated throughout, and there are some 200 breathtaking new photographs. Spanning the globe from Costa Rica to Mozambique, Florida to Fiji, twenty-six stunning destinations including four amazing dive boats offer something for everyone, pairing each region s most spectacular dive sites with the ultimate places to stay. You can get close to ancient sea turtles and gliding manta rays, multicolored fish and brilliantly adaptive octopuses . . . and then put your feet up at one of the world s most luxurious hotels.

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