There are various reasons when and where a good book is necessary, as well as even the anti-bookworm forgot the time when leafing through the story. Especially with long weeks or even months of surf breaks, it is therefore important to choose a reading which inspires and full of anticipation for the next trip. In order to overcome these endless days landlocked or to underline the perfect surf vacation with the perfect reading, we have here a selection of good hours full of surf!
SWELL: Sealing the Pacific in Search of Surf and Self
Author – Liz Clark
True surfers understand that surfing is not a sport, a hobby or even a lifestyle. Instead, it is a path, a constantly evolving journey that directs where you go, how you live, and who you are.
In 2006, Liz Clark decided to follow the path that surfing, sailing and love of the ocean had presented to her. Embarking on an adventure that most only dream of taking, she set sail from Santa Barbara, solo, headed to the South Pacific. Nine years later she is still following her path in search of surf and self and the beauty and inspiration that lies beyond the beaten path. In stories overflowing with epic waves and at the whim of the weather, Liz captures her voyage in gripping detail, telling tales of self-awareness, solitude, connection to the earth, and really great surf spots.
SURF & STAY. Spain and Portugal
Author – Veerle Helsem
Lifestyle journalist Veerle Helsen went ‘out-of-office’ for six months, bought an old camper and travelled by herself along the Spanish and Portuguese coastline. Ever true to her motto “surf, see, sleep & eat”, she combines three of her passions in this book: surfing, travelling and discovering hidden gems. How about a heavenly holiday mansion where there’s a tree growing through the roof? Or an architectural public swimming pool that’s hidden between rocks and the sea? She searched and found camper spots so quiet she could stay there for days without seeing another soul. Secret beaches that aren’t indicated on the map where one can sit back and watch the waves.
SURF LESSONS: Exploring the power of Nature to awaken your abundance
Author – Nona Jordan
You can learn to ride the waves of your beautiful life with more play and ease. Master Life Coach Nona Jordan collected these 13 lessons from the powerful experience of learning to surf while living in Hawai’i.
Surf Lessons is an invitation, an awakening, a passionate call to action. It helps readers ask the right questions about what stops us from allowing ourselves to coast, to float, to enjoy the variable ride…and to discover that it is completely within them to do so.
SURF MAMA: One Women’s Search of Love, Happiness and the Perfect Wave
Author – Wilma Johnson
Wilma Johnson was living on the west coast of Ireland with her family, balancing the challenges of being an artist, wife and mother, until, in her forties, she was gripped by a deep desire to seize the day, and moved to Biarritz to become a surfer. The plan hits troubled waters as she arrives in France with her marriage on the rocks and three children who speak no French. Her first attempts at surfing are disastrous; resulting in bruises, broken bones and a damaged ego, but when she experiences the euphoric feeling of catching her first wave and sets up the Mamas Surf Club, it’s all worth it.