Surfing California: A Complete Guide to the Best Breaks on the California Coast

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For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuideĀ® 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.
Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, covering every worthwhile break ...
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Overview


For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuideĀ® 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.
Surfing California is your one-of-a-kind guide to the best breaks in the Golden State - from classic surf spots to lesser-known waves. Explore the surf from the Oregon border to the Mexican border, covering every worthwhile break in between. Let local surfers Raul Guisado and Jeff Klaas show you where to ride the waves from North Jetty in Arcata to Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz to Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Beach.
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Complete write-ups of 100 featured surf spots, plus key info on 100 more
Best tide height, swell direction, and wave size for each featured site
Surf spots for all skill levels, from beginner to expert
The lowdown on hazards and localism
At-a-glance information on break types and best boards
Advice on avoiding the crowds and finding the breaks
California natives Raul Guisado and Jeff Klaas surf their favorite breaks every chance they get. Raul has been a surf coach for more than fifteen years and is the author of The Art of Surfing (Falcon). Jeff is an avid surfer who travels extensively in search of the best waves.

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Hawaii equals surfing. International and national champion surfer Rod Sumpter proves the point with this rad addition to the Falcon surfing series. Sumpter, a star of the surfing film The Endless Summer, describes all the best surf spots in the Hawaiian Islands, including less well known sites like Manele Bay on the island of Lanai.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762729661
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2005
  • Series: Surfing Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author


Raul Guisado has lived in California and played in the ocean all his life. He grew up surfing and skiing, splitting his time between Santa Cruz and Tahoe City. Raul has been coaching skiers and surfers since 1989 and is the author of The Art of Surfing: A Training Manual for the Developing and Competitive Surfer (Falcon).

Jeff Klaas is a California native and avid surfer who has traveled extensively in search of the best waves.

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Table of Contents


(1) Crescent City to Eureka (2) Eureka to Mendocino (3) Mendocino to San Francisco (4) San Francisco to Santa Cruz (5) Santa Cruz to Carmel (6) Carmel to Santa Barbara (7) Ventura County (8) Los Angeles County (9) Orange County (10) San Diego County
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