'an excellent resource for surfers who want a simple understanding of the how's and why's of wave creation and surf conditions. ... 'The large-scale, worldwide wind/weather patterns were explained exceptionally well ... Group propagation was fascinating ... There were great explanations of how bathymetry (ocean bottom contour) and refraction helps characterize waves.' (hisurfadvisory.com, October 2004) 'explains in simple, easy to understand fashion, the dynamics behind wave creation, from how swells are generated to how topographical variables affect wave shape and quality. For that reason alone, it should be a requisite read for all coastal activists concerned about beach and surf preservation.' (Surfrider Foundation, Making Waves, 20-5/15) 'holds interest for anyone who loves the sea and wants to understand it better. The authors present sophistictaed concepts such as swell generation and dispersal, and the influence of temperature variation and the tides on surf, in accessible, engaging language' (The Age, theage.com.au, 20.11.04) 'jam-packed with many helpful graphs, diagrams, photographs' (Longboard Magazine, February 2005) 'with the release of Surf Science, we now hold all the technical knowledge we need - at our fingertips. ... '... Surf Science provides readers with an easy-to-read, in depth explanation of the topic with a specific focus on how the conditions influence our sport. ' ... This crash course in wave prediction not only shows how to read complicated satellite and computer models, but it also contains a wide-ranging list of additional resources for further study.' (Eastern Surf, vol. 13:100, October 2004) 'clearly reaches out to both surfers and those interested in the surf ... great color graphics and color photos. 'The book is well-written and well-organized ... 'Another attractive aspect of this book is the historical perspective provided regarding wave research.' (David F. Naar, Associate Professor, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, Oceanography, vol. 18, no. 2, June 2005) 'Extremely well-illustrated and compiled.' (Publishers Weekly, PW Daily for Booksellers, 25.08.04)From the Publisher:
Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks, and will help surfers to predict surf. Where do waves come from? What makes every one different? Why do some peel nicely and others just close out? Why, some days, do waves come in sets of six, and others in sets of three? What factors affect the behaviour of a surfing break? Surf Science answers all these questions and many more. It is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view. It fills the gap between surfing books and waves textbooks, and will help surfers to predict surf.
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