Peter Dixon has surfed for more than five decades and is recognized around the world as one of the foremost authorities, as well as one of the best instructors, of the sport. He has surfed both coasts of the United States, in Mexico, El Salvador, Hawaii, Fiji, Portugal, and Puerto Rico.
The Complete Guide to Surfingby Peter L. Dixon, Peter Dixon, Mark Renneker (Foreword by)
With its comprehensive text and brilliant full-color photos, The Complete Guide to Surfing clearly and vividly explains the world of surfing. Here is everything you need to paddle out and join in. Veteran surfing writer and California surfing pioneer Peter Dixon takes the reader step by step through basics such as choosing the right board, reading waves, paddling out, and from making your first ride through intermediate and advanced techniques. You'll learn the subtleties of board design, etiquette on the waves, safety maneuvers, how to deal with the inevitable wipeout and other hazards, moves to add power and grace to your rides, and tips on dealing with - and maybe riding - the really big waves. Here also is detailed expert advice on body-surfing and bodyboarding, and stories of surfing adventures in exotic locations around the world. The Complete Guide to Surfing also provides a loving portrait of the sport, from its humble beginnings to its resurgence at the beginning of the last century to the world's stage today. (7 1/4 x 10 1/4, 224 pages, color photos, b&w photos, charts)
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Dixon's book has great depth and he really understands what it takes to sucessfully learn to surf. Everyone reading his book will come away with a better understanding about how waves are generated and how to ride them safely. A well written book for beginners and anyone interested in surfing.
It teaches you everything about surfing. When I got it it was fun to read. And when I caught that first wave I knew I would do great. Last month I got an article in a magazine published and in that article I thanked the writers of the book so I say if you want to learn to surf this is the book for you.