Reviews - What do customers think about Surfing Europe (Footprint Activity Guide)?
from san diego Feb 18, 2007
This book was super helpful finding the breaks along the coast of France and Spain. Usually use the Surf Report by Surfer Magazine, but found a lot more helpful hints, especially places to stay. Seemed the board selctions were a little shorter than I would expect, for example they called a 6'3" a semi-gun. But besides that, great work. I wish someone would pay me to publish the same.
Solid guide to euro breaks for traveling surfers Nov 7, 2006
I took this book along on a trip to northern Spain and Basque France this fall and it was very helpful. The book packs a lot of detail into its break write ups, the icons can be a little hard to decipher but all the relevent information is there. There is no info on any secret or really sensitive spots, but the main breaks are covered and its a great starting place for exploring the region. The board ads (in the guise of advice about appropriate boards for a given region) are lame, and the cultural / non-surfing info is not detailed or deep enough to be really useful, I would rather have a lighter, smaller book without that page count. But, all-in-all this book was useful and it's a lot smaller and more durable than the Stormrider Guide to Europe.
...wet suit, wax, board, footprint guide... Dec 11, 2005
Just the quite simply the best guide around. Detailed information on all the best accomodation. Great knowledgable detail on the local breaks and conditions. Fab little extras, like stuff to do if there's no surf, such an awesome and really useful touch. Don't leave on a surf trip to anywhere in the UK or Europe with out this baby, it'll save you time and money. AWESOME!!
This book is very good Aug 4, 2005
Perhaps the best book of it's kind. It's better than the Stormrider's Guide to Europe because of it's attention to details and a huge wealth of useful information aside from just surfing -- airlines, car rentals. detailed maps and other travel info. Also, the book is very well laid out with fantastic iconography. The only thing I wished it had was a chart for the wave heights of each region based on the months. I'm surprised this book does not have a wave height chart, because it has a chart for everything else. Overall, I highly recommend this book.
European Surf Bible Oct 13, 2004
This book is awesome! It not only has more breaks than the Stormrider, it also has all the best places to stay, eat and drink. It has advice from top surfers, excellent maps so you can actually find the breaks, and what weather charts to look out for! I picked this book up in London and spent the summer travelling round Europe. I scored some amazing waves and this book saved me a fortune in gas driving to the right spots at the right time. If you're going to Europe buy it, if not buy it anyway to check out the sick pics!