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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide(R) has set the
standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors
experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the
endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.
The man behind the WaveCast(R) surf forecasts at WetSand.com, Nathan Todd Cool, takes surf forecasting one step further, showing how you can make surf forecasts with simple calculations and free, publicly available data.
"The WetSand WaveCast(R) Guide to Surf Forecasting" explains in easy to understand terms the science behind waves, winds, water temperatures, tidal swings, and more.
Learn how to predict when swells will arrive, how big waves will be, and telltale signs of common hazards. Find out how to predict winds, forecast temperature fluctuations, and foresee anomalies like upwelling, and coastal eddies. Discover how to track tropical cyclones and how seasonal phenomena affect them.
A first of its kind, this informative resource will lead you from start to finish through the steps necessary to make surf forecasts, and refine them over time.
Written for both the novice and experienced water sport enthusiast, this book is truly a must-have for those who love to participate with the power of the ocean.
Explore the natural wonders of twenty-nine of Alabama's finest
rivers, creeks, and coastal waterways. From easy afternoon paddles
to extended trips, Paddling Alabama takes canoeists and kayakers on
journeys through the most spectacular landscapes in the
Yellowhammer State. Included are waterways known for wonderful Gulf
scenery, marine and wetlands wildlife, and a range of technical
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
From paddle-boarding the Mississippi to big game fishing off Mexico, from floating in the Dead Sea to swimming with jellyfish in Palau, from iceboating in Russia to sailing non-stop round the world, this book promises to inspire dreamers to become doers. Featuring experiences in every corner of the globe and accompanied by stunning photography and bite-sized practical information, this book accommodates every mood, budget, timespan and level of challenge. In amongst incredible tests of endurance lies a healthy range of more practical activities for the general reader: if inner tubing the Colorado rapids isn't quite your thing, dining in the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives just might be. Diverse and utterly captivating, this book is guaranteed to enthral thrill-seekers, water lovers and armchair readers alike.
In recent years, sailing has undergone some revolutionary changes: Satellites and autopilots are now used for navigation. Artificial-fiber and wire ropes have nearly replaced natural-fiber ropes. But when it comes to decorative knotting, natural fiber is still the favored choice. This book is tops when it comes to learning how to master tying the most common sailing knots. With fully illustrated and step-by-step instructions, the author explains how to correctly tie and use more than fifty knots-including stopper knots, bends, loops, and hitches-and in which situations each one is most useful.
In this heavily illustrated book, Mike Milligan has captured the
still developing story of one of those remote, but no longer
secluded, corners of the Colorado Plateau.
Detailed information on rivers, including river profiles with a
visual gradient for each mile.
Explore the diverse natural wonders of sixty-five of Northern
California's finest lakes, streams, and coastal waterways. From the
snowcapped Sierra Nevada to the broad Central Valley to the rugged
Coast Ranges, Paddling Northern California takes you on a journey
through the region's most spectacular landscapes. Included are
waterways known for wonderful scenery, good fishing, relaxation,
historical importance, and marine wildlife. Inside you'll find: an
overview of what to expect and how to prepare; detailed maps
showing access points and routes; information on each waterway's
character, difficulty, and the best times to paddle; lists of local
paddling organizations and information resources. (6 x 9, 288
pages, b&w photos, maps, charts)
The L.L. Bean Saltwater Fly-Fishing Handbook is an indispensable
guide to the most exciting fly fishing from one of the world's
foremost authorities.Whether you've never fished before or are a
classic trout-stream angler, or you have fly fished in the sea for
years, the L.L. Bean Saltwater Fly-Fishing Handbook is the
definitive guide on the subject for beginners and experts alike.
Fly fishing in salt water makes special demands on the angler, and
Lefty explains every aspect of this challenging and exciting sport
in this comprehensive, practical, and easy-to-read handbook.
Readers will learn about: basic tackle choices; simple and
effective knots; how to cast from shore or boat; learning the
tides; fly selection; striped bass, bluefish, false albacore,
bonefish, snook, tarpon, redfish, permit, barracuda and sharks;
fishing the flats, around structure, and in estuaries.There is
something here for all anglers, whether they are just learning to
cast or looking for successful tips from the master himself to
catch that elusive, one-in-a-lifetime trophy. (7 x 10, 192 pages,
color photos, illustrations, diagrams)
- Florida has not only waves to be surfed but also a huge surfing
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