Surf's Up

The girl's guide to surfing 2nd edition

Louise Southerden
AUD $32.95
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Fully revised and updated edition of the original, and best, guide to surfing for girls.

an inspiring book, not only for young girls but for any woman with an itch to hang ten' Australian Book Review

An absolute bible for beginners the next best thing to a private coach'

All over the world, girls are grabbing their boards and hitting the surf. No longer content to watch from the beach, they're getting out there and mixing it up with the boys in ever-increasing numbers. If you're keen to join in the fun, carve graceful lines across the face of a wave and experience the exhilaration of surfing, read on.

The world's first-ever surfing guide for girls, Surf's Up has now been fully revised and updated, taking you through all the practicalities of learning to surf -- from getting over your fear of sharks to buying your first surfboard, finding the right waves, paddling out and standing up. There's advice about looking after yourself while you're having fun in the sea, how to find friends to surf with and surfing etiquette, as well as an inspirational look at the history of women's surfing, plus loads of tips to take your surfing to the next level. This edition also includes new sections on yoga for surfers, stand-up paddleboarding, combining surfing and motherhood, and being a sustainable surfer.

But Surf's Up is more than just a how-to guide. Louise Southerden brings her love of surfing to every page, offering insights into the fascinating world of surfing sub-culture and a welcoming hand to every wannabe wahine.

Encouraging and empowering, Surf's Up is a book no surfer girl should be without.

Author bio:

Louise Southerden is a surfer, writer and former editor of SurfGirl magazine who has lived the surfing lifestyle for almost twenty years and ridden waves all over Australia as well as overseas. She is now an adventure travel journalist based on Sydney's northern beaches, where she divides her time between her laptop and the waves.

Category: Sport
ISBN: 9781741756036
Table Of Contents: Foreword

Author's note


Chapter 1 Looking back

Chapter 2 Where to begin

Chapter 3 What you'll need

Chapter 4 Where to surf

Chapter 5 On the beach

Chapter 6 Getting out there

Chapter 7 How to catch waves

Chapter 8 The rules

Chapter 9 Learning to turn

Chapter 10 The next level

Chapter 11 A surfers' journal

Appendix 1 The surfer girls

Appendix 2 Surf lingo

Appendix 3 Useful info

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 2008
Page Extent: 232
Format: Book
Subject: Water sports & recreations

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