Item description for Surfer's Guide to Hawaii in Japanese: Hawaii Gets All the Breaks by Greg Ambrose...
This indispensable guide to surfing, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, and windsurfing on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and Hawai'i has been updated and redesigned to provide you with accurate and entertaining information about swells, wind conditions, and special features at over 50 surf spots. Includes full-color photos and maps and a directory of surf shops and camping areas.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Surfer's Guide to Hawaii in Japanese: Hawaii Gets All the Breaks?
Amusing surfer's reading Mar 21, 2001
I read this book in one breadth -- it's not the deepest book you will find on surfing but it is very pleasant to read. It goes over all majjor techniques and discusses a bunch of different wave situations. At the end of the book, there's a small chapter dedicated to exotic styles of surfing which is really hip. There's detailed descriptions of styles like Rendell Jump Jones and Mauaian Dancing. They are pretty advanced and the book doesn't go into too much detail, but you can deffinitely get the gist of it and start exercising.
The best about the book is that it has a number of pointers to other sources, which are really good. The bibliogrpahy lists a bunch of the classics of wurfing and where they could be found. I would definitely recommend this book for a casual and informative read.
Its the best yo Jul 1, 1999
it was the best book of surfing Ihave ever read. I live in Colorado and I'm going to Kauai in a couple of days and now I am so stoked to go
IF YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY TO HAWAII, CONSIDER THIS ESSENTIAL! Jun 26, 1999
FEW REALIZE THAT GREG IS A STAFF WRITER @HNA (HAWAII NEWSPAPER AGENCY). THE MAN KNOWS HOW TO WRITE AND HAS A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT AND WHERE THINGS ARE HAPPENING. THE BOOK IS A VIRTUAL ROAD MAP OF OUR SURF SPOTS IN THE ISLANDS. IF A SURF TRIP TO HAWAII IS IN THE CARDS, BE SURE TO PICK IT UP. I ASSURE YOU THAT YOU WILL HAVE NO REGRETS.
Good guide for surfing Oahu and other known breaks in Hawaii Jun 25, 1999
While this is A great guide for beginners with lots of surfing tips, the author only seems to offer good detail and research about Oahu, and many of the other major well known breaks. For the most part, the other islands don't get very good coverage. The author only lists 4 surf spots for the Big Island! If going to one of the other islands, the Beaches Guide books to each of the Hawaiian Islands by John Clark is much more informative about finding surf spots, as well as giving snorkeling and local history of the places.