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Surf photographers are the unsung heroes of surfing. They do crazy things to get the shots that fill the pages of the world’s top surfing magazines.
Some risk life and limb shooting the action at deadly reefs like Teahupoo and Pipeline. Some lose themselves in the Arctic, braving sub-zero temperatures for the chance to score a perfect day at a remote pointbreak. Shooting the Curl showcases the work of 15 top surf photographers and gets the inside story on the surfers and waves that inspire them.
The former editor of leading European surf magazine Carve, Chris Power has also written and edited several books including Surf Travel and Shooting The Curl.
Whether you’re a beginner trying to get started or an experienced surfer looking to take it to the next level, The Surfing Handbook gives you the tips you need to maximize your performance on the water, with guidance on training and conditioning, technique and style, safety and etiquette, and gear. Written by veteran pro surfing journalist Ben Marcus, this guide is illustrated with instructional photos and drawings, providing step-by-step instructions, background history—as well as stories and tips from legendary surfers and teachers—making this an informative and entertaining guide that will help you to master the waves.
Ben Marcus is a surfer and skateboarder for life. He was Surfer magazine associate editor and still writes for Surfer, The Surfer’s Journal, and others. He’s the author of our The Surfboard, Surfing USA!, Surfing & the Meaning of Life, and The Surfer’s Handbook. He lives in Malibu, of course. www.benmarcusrules.com
Jane and Myles Lamberth are living their dream running a bustling seaside cafe, creating a gorgeous home and enjoying a carefree coastal lifestyle. Surf Cafe Living is their second book, the follow-up to The Surf Cafe Cookbook. It features 50 delicious easy-to-make recipes, with the emphasis once again on using fresh, organic, seasonal produce.
Taking his inspiration from the changing seasons, talented chef Myles shows you how to prepare mouthwatering dishes such as Calamari and Chorizo Salad, Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Pan-Fried Skate with Capers, Coconut Thai Crab Cakes, Roast Spatchcock Chicken with Salsa Verde, Cola Pulled Pork, Polka Dot Cake and Chocolate Raspberry Tart. All the recipes are unfussy and simple to make, with quantities given in both US and metric measurements. Since the release of The Surf Cafe Cookbook Jane and Myles have also made a place of their own, transforming a rundown cottage into a contemporary beach house.
In Surf Cafe Living, they explain how to refashion a living space with passion and creativity, utilising ideas and know-how from local designers and craftsmen. You’ll learn how to how to build a fire pit for barbecues, how to make inventive party decorations, and how to turn coffee sacks into stylish cushion covers. There are also tips from local food producers about making cheese, keeping bees and growing herbs. This book is all about stress-free entertaining. It will inspire you to invite guests around for brunch, throw an impromptu barbecue, or take the next step and host a fabulous dinner party. Surf Cafe Living is dedicated to making your house a home and filling it with great friends, family and, of course, delectable food.
Inside the World of Board Graphics takes an in-depth, comprehensive look at the global nature and cultural influence of Surf/Skate/Snow board art and design. International design luminaries Art Chantry, Katrin Olina and James Victore are placed along side industry super stars Terry Fitzgerald, Martin Worthington, Yoshihiko Kushimoto and Rich Harbour (who has been shaping and designing surfboards since 1959).
The book includes dozens of interviews and profiles from the people currently creating board art and design: Aaron Draplin, Emil Kozak, Morning Breath, Anthony Yankovic, Haroshi and Hannah Stouffer to name a few.
There are many books about the art of board design, but there has never been a book like this that takes a rare look behind the scenes of the creative process. Countries represented: Iceland, Spain, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada, Russia, Poland, UK, Mexico, Venezuela, Romania, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Croatia and the USA, among others.
Robynne Raye and Michael Strassburger are founding partners of Modern Dog Design Co., in Seattle, Washington. Raye is known for her imaginative, bold, and playful work in branding, poster, and packaging design.
Strassburger is an instructor at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, has won countless design awards, and has lectured and exhibited worldwide. Raye and Strassburger are the co-authors of Modern Dog: 20 years of Poster Art by Chronicle Books.