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A Surfing Adventure In The Mentawai Islands

Author : Clive Woodward
ISBN : 152196419X
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A Surfing Adventure in the Mentawai Islands follows a group ten surfers on an exciting surfing boat tour of the famed, yet isolated, Mentawai Islands that lie off Sumatra. The author puts the reader right into his reef booties so they feel they are with him chasing perfect surf, sharing laughs and facing fears on the sharp coral reef breaks.The writer's evocative style lets the reader dive into the aqua blue tropical ocean tasting the salty water, feel the warmth of the hot sun and paddle into empty line-ups. The tale is entertaining for surfer and non-surfer alike. The descriptions of hunting surf and riding waves, away from the cares of the world give a real sense of the rhythm of the days and cycles of the swells as they pass by. But, A Surfing Adventure in the Mentawai Islands is much more than a trip diary. It also delves into the mistique and history of surfing itself. There are detours into interesting stories that include eyewitness accounts of events such as a massive typhoon that swept an island clean of its inhabitants a century ago, a duel to the death between a Pacific Islander, armed with just a knife, and a Tiger Shark before such traditions were lost, a surfer getting scalped on a sharp reef and the destruction of a surf charter boat in the 2010 Tsunami.A fellow companion on the trip noted that, "Clive is not just a humble diarist and waterman, but also a raconteur, poet, philosopher, romantic and comedian all rolled into one". When combined with a cast of characters who are not your typical young professional surfer stereotypes and the longer book format, the writer's approach adds enjoyable dimensions and nuances to the story. If you enjoyed Willam Finnegans' Barbarian Days or Daniel Duane's Caught Inside, you will love this tale of surf travel and the life that surrounds it. Non-surfers who read it will at last understand why so many people travel the world to far way islands and dangle their legs into deep, dark water in the pursuit of waves. Surfers will savour a classic surf travel story well told and enjoy getting insights into some of the famous Mentawai surf spots.

Adventure Tourism

Author : R. Buckley
ISBN : 9781845931230
Genre : Travel
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Adventure tourism is a new, rapidly growing area at both practical and academic levels. Written at an introductory level, Adventure Tourism provides a basic background and covers commercial adventure tourism products across a range of adventure tourism sectors.

Adventure Tourism Management

Author : Ralf Buckley
ISBN : 9781136444418
Genre : Business & Economics
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The academic study of adventure tourism is rapidly increasing in popularity, with research beginning to focus on it heavily. This book is a cohesive and comprehensive look at this multi-million dollar industry sector from a variety of perspectives relevant to the teaching of tourism. Ideal for the undergraduate student taking adventure tourism as a single subject degree, or as part of their tourism management studies, this book documents, analyses and offers insight into the latest research in the area. Includes analysis of products, trends, climate change, risk management and environmental management and many others. The Subsectors section within the book offers an overview of the twenty or more definable sectors within the adventure tourism industry considering their origins and history, latest trends and demographic groups. The author then goes on to look in more detail at: Wildlife Tourism, Marine Tourism, Helitourism, and Boardsports. Each chapter will include seven pedagogical elements: * introduction - what the chapter does and doesn't cover * plain-language review of the chapter topic with minimal referencing - essentially like lecture notes * concluding paragraph to the review section explaining how it leads to the next chapter(s) * review of recent research, condensed into tables where possible * revision notes - a few pages of bullet points summarising the review and research * a sample set of assignment questions, three to six per chapter in some cases * readings on relevant topics, condensed from previous publications.


Author : Stephen Wearing
ISBN : 9780750662499
Genre : Business & Economics
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Explores the impact of mainstream tourism and the potential positive social and environmental benefits of ecotourism.

Lonely Planet S Atlas Of Adventure

Author : Lonely Planet
ISBN : 9781787012059
Genre : Travel
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Don't just walk on the wild side - hike, climb, cycle, surf and even parachute. Lonely Planet's Atlas of Adventure is an encyclopedia for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, featuring the best outdoor experiences, country-by-country, across the world - making it the ultimate introduction to an exciting new world of adventure. There are numerous ways to explore our planet and the Atlas of Adventure showcases as many of them as possible in over 150 countries. We tracked down our adventure-loving gurus and asked them to share their tips on where to go and what to do. Colourful, awe-inspiring images are accompanied by authoritative text from Lonely Planet's travel experts. Highlights include: Mountaineering and trekking in Argentina Mountain biking and bushwalking in Australia Diving and paddling in Cambodia Trail running and canoeing in Canada Surfing and volcano diving in El Salvador Ski-exploring and dogsledding in Greenland Cycling and snowsports in Japan Riding with eagle hunters and packrafting in Mongolia Dune boarding and hiking in Namibia Tramping and black-water rafting in New Zealand Kloofing and paragliding in South Africa Sailing and walking in the United Kingdom Hiking and climbing in the United States About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Surf Travel

Author : Chris Power
ISBN : 0952364697
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Surfers live to travel. The quest to find perfect waves is something that grips surfers of all abilities, from novice to expert. Now, from the publishers of leading British surfing magazines Carve and SurfGirl, comes a new book covering every aspect of travel and exploration: where to go, where to stay, what equipment to take, how to get in shape for your trip, how to stay healthy abroad, and how to make the most of your time away. Packed with information and useful tips, as well as awesome photos, Surf Travel will inspire surfers of all levels to load up their boardbags and head off to find the waves of their dreams. The main section of the book focusses on the classic surfing destinations such as Queensland’s Gold Coast, Hawaii’s North Shore, the Maldives, the Mentawai Islands, Bali, the Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Barbados, Puerto Rico, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Tahiti, Southwest France and Southern California. Each location is described and dissected, with insider tips about how to score the best conditions. Several less-well known areas are also included for experienced surfers who thirst for pristine, uncrowded waves. Surfers of all levels will benefit from the range of useful tips on offer, whether they’re going on a road trip to California, a camping trip to France, or a boat trip to Indonesia. All kinds of priceless advice is offered by a writing team of experienced travellers who’ve visited scores of countries and put in the hard yards. Surf Travel features more than 250 colour photos by some of the world’s top surf photographers including Andrew Shield, Alan van Gysen, Pete Frieden, Mickey Smith, Roger Sharp, Will Bailey, DJ Struntz, Simon Williams and Tim McKenna. The book also includes a comprehensive directory of travel resources where surfers can find information about the best surf camps, travel companies, and operators around the world.


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ISBN : UCSC:32106018407871
Genre : Surfing
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Author : Bradford Schmidt
ISBN : 9780133441031
Genre : Photography
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WHERE INSPIRATION MEETS TECHNICAL CRAFT, this guide to professional filmmaking with a GoPro is packed with hundreds of beautiful photos and interactive links to videos created by professional athletes, filmmakers, and inspired GoPro users around the world. As the only book to cover the art and technique of advanced filmmaking by the team at GoPro, you’ll get a unique insider’s look at GoPro’s history, all the different camera modes and settings, standard and experimental mounts, shooting principles, and editing techniques. Compelling stories from users such as Kelly Slater, Shaun White, and Kevin Richardson offer a rare view into an incredible world of athleticism, artistic beauty, and storytelling. Whether you’re a professional filmmaker, top athlete or an aspiring enthusiast, you’ll get all the inspiration and instruction you need to capture and create your own engaging edits to share with the world. “This book is an invaluable window into Bradford and Brandon’s creative thinking and summarizes their years of experience. Hopefully it serves as a spark for you just as the authors have done for GoPro.” From the foreword by Nicholas Woodman, founder of GoPro

Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia

Author : Alex Dick-Read
ISBN : 1908520345
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia brings together the richest, most diverse collection of surf tales ever published about the world's most wave-blessed archipelago. From 1930s Kuta to today, via the discoveries of iconic waves in the 1970s, adventure, mayhem and mysticism abound. Along the way, shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers. There are bold, idealistic and tube-blessed characters, as well as heartwarming narratives of love, joy and facecreasing comedy. This anthology charts Indonesia's invasion by surfers and the profound changes surfing brought to the communities it touched - from surf camps and 'surf slums' to the luxury charter boat industry, five-star hotels and the infinite other knock-on effects that continue today. Brought to life with full colour photos and maps, Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia will entertain, educate and motivate anyone who's ever dreamed the surfer's dream.


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