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Surfer's Start-up


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Doug Werner is the author of 15 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California.


This basic text provides a handy reference for those who need to learn about proper surfing technique and other fundamental information. Werner, an avid surfer from San Diego, manages to cover all the main points of the sport in its most elementary form. Chapters entitled ``Surfing Gear,'' ``The Right Waves,'' ``Before You Paddle Out,'' and ``Angling'' all get to the meat of the matter. The author then fills in the big picture by including a brief history of surfing after the lessons. A glossary of surfing terms, list of resources (magazines, organizations, etc.), and some thoughtful, useful illustrations complete the package. Werner generally eschews the cutesy surfin' safari lingo that often plagues books such as this. An inexpensive and possibly useful purchase for those libraries that discern a need in their collections.-- David M. Turkalo, Social Law Lib., Boston

"Start-Up Sports tackles the hottest sports. These inexpensive titles are forthright and simple, with good illustrations and social pointers." -- Library Journal

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