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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.
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.
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
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 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,
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)
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,
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.
The best and newest big-wave surfing stories from the sport's
insiders More than a decade ago, John Long published his
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,
Surveys the history, equipment, techniques, and safety factors of surfing, including bodyboarding, flowboarding, and freesurfing.
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.
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 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:
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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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