Surfing Fundamentals128 pages, including
70,000 words of text, 120 black and white photos and
sketches, 10 pages of colour.
Disclaimer: Personalized Signed copies are dependent on Nat's location
Now in it's fourth printing this book has taught
thousands of people to surf. The inside information from
four times World Surfing Champion, Nat Young. All the tips
from his 43 years of experience, good clean advise for the
beginner and the advanced surfer, including how to ride a
Shortboard, Longboard, Bodyboard, kneeboard and Wave Ski.
The basis of this manuscript was first commissioned
by the Warringah Shire Council in 1976 as a guide to
Australia¹s first Surf School. Over the course of two
summers directing their surf school Nat Young refined the
information to make a clear, definitive book that could be
used to teach people of all ages how to surf, originally
coming out as Nat Youngs Book of Surfing.
Part one is BASIC SURFING. Including, Starting out
right, Choosing your board. Learning to paddle, Going into
the ocean for the first time, Catching your first wave,
Standing up, Basic Manoeuvres, Helpful hints, Caring for
your board, Things that bite and sting and an important
chapter on Attitude.
Part two is INFORMED SURFING. Advanced manoeuvres,
from tube riding to aerials. Surfing big waves, Competitive
surfing, Waves and weather, Where the waves are, and
History through design.
Part three is ALTERNATE SURFING. The art of riding a malibu
or Longboard, Kneeboard, Wave ski, and Boogie board, and a
Glossary so you communicate.