The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing

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9780007110896: The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing

A fully illustrated instruction guide to windsurfing, produced in association with SSM Freesports, one of the world's biggest freesports media and marketing companies. An instructional with a difference! Combining vibrant design (taking full advantage of the sport's stunning settings) with authoritative content, The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing is a must for all windsurfers, from the relative beginner to the experienced practitioner. Legendary windsurfer Nik Baker and Daida Ruano Moreno explore windsurfing as a way of life, describing what the sport means to them: the sense of freedom, the camaraderie, the travel. They offer practical advice and tips on how to improve your skills: including planing, waterstarting, tacking, gybing; basic jumping and wave riding; the riders also explore the equipment question, extreme techniques and tricks, including loops, and the freestyle phenomenon. Unlike traditional instructionals, this book accurately conveys the culture and personality of windsurfing in a relaxed and entertaining style. Written by experts from within the sport, it is authoritative without being dull, as the authors shares their experience and passion for the sport, addressing the reader as a fellow insider.

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The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing

Lifestyle and passion are fundamental to Freesports and the aim of the Ultimate Guide series was to offer readers an insight into these sports through the eyes and words of some of the sports leading professionals. Nik and Daida offer an insight from two professionals who are still at the forefront of the sport. Any windsurfer will know how addictive the sport can become and how every weather report or hint of wind in the trees outside can change your plans. However much time you are able to dedicate to your passion every windsurfer is certain to relate to the words in the Ultimate Guide.

Throughout the book readers are treated to outstanding photography. The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing is packed with images from John Carter and Alex Williams. Two photographers who have travelled on the professional windsurfing world tour since itís beginning, developing the techniques which make the images in the Ultimate Guide so outstanding. Capturing the worlds best sailors in mid action they manage to contain the energy and sheer power that makes windsurfing such a dynamic and adrenaline filled sport.

Many of the sports most famous faces including Francisco Goya, Robby Naish and Bjorn Dunkerbeck are captured in action. Pushing the boundaries and taking it to the limit. Wave sailing and freestyle has dedicated chapters and high speed slalom action is shown in full glory. If you are a participant, a potential new recruit looking to find out more or if you want your friends and family to understand why they see so little of you at weekends The Ultimate Guide is for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing is essential reading for all windsurfers, from the relative neophyte to the seasoned veteran. Combining breathtaking, full-color photography with authoritative content, it's as entertaining as it is informative.World-renowned windsurfers Jason Polakow and Josh Stone offer practical hints and valuable advice on how to improve your skills. Beautiful photo-collages present the authors' unique techniques and methods, highlighting particular moves in an easy-to-follow step-by-step format.The Ultimate Guide to Windsurfing conveys the truly unusual culture and colorful personality of windsurfing in a fun, nontechnical style. (9 x 8, 96 pages, color photos)

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Baker, Nik; Moreno, Daida Ruano
Published by HarperCollinsWillow (2001)
ISBN 10: 0007110898 ISBN 13: 9780007110896
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description HarperCollinsWillow, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007110898

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