Surfing Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations
The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to surf, as recommended by surfing insiders.
Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to the most thrilling surfing destinations in the world. Covering quintessential beaches, including: Oahu’s North Shore; Australia’s Gold Coast; and of course, Malibu, California, the book also invites you to discover such unexpected gems as the Amazon and the Gulf of Alaska. From the frigid waters off Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula to Nazaré, Portugal, where in 2013 Garrett McNamara broke a world record for surfing the tallest wave (78 feet!), Fifty Places to Surf takes readers on a wide-roving adventure, divulging the details that make each venue unique—and plenty of tips for those who aspire to surf there. Featuring interviews with seasoned surfing experts such as pro surfer Joel Parkinson and Billabong executive Shannan North, Fifty Places to Surf Before You Die is an essential travel companion for surfers of all levels who are looking to catch that perfect wave.
About the contributor(s):
Chris Santella is the author of 20 books, including 14 titles in the Fifty Places series. A freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon, he contributes regularly to the Washington Post, the New York Times, and Forbes.com.