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Description - 100 Best Surf Spots in the World by Rod Sumpter

This guidebook includes top surfing destinations ranging from Sunset Beach and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to Malibu, California and Oahu, Hawaii. Lesser-known destinations such as Metigama, Sri Lanka and Aviero, northern Portugal take readers to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave. Other countries that make the list include: South Africa, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Fiji, Egypt and China. Each destination includes full-colour photography of both the area and the breaks, location map, an introduction to the area, notes on the surf and why it ranked, a personal anecdote from the author while there, and a quick-reference chart including such items as skill level required, nerves needed and surf-able days.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780762725984
ISBN-10: 0762725982
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Globe Pequot Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rod Sumpter

Author, Rod Sumpter, has been to and photographed every destination in the book, basing his selections on over 30 years of traveling the globe in search of the perfect wave, competing for national and world surfing titles, and shooting and filming surfing events for publication and production. He has won multiple national and international surfing championships, placed top ten in the World Surfing Championships; acted as president of the English Surfing Federation, held a starring roll in the U.S. surfing film "The Endless Summer," and captured more surfing titles in his 30 years of worldwide competition than most surfers in the world alive today.

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