Big Wednesday (1978)

Riding Giants (2004)

Surfing for Life (2005)

Step into Liquid (2005)

Girls Rip (2005)

Greats of Women Surfing (2007)


The Surfers Journal -

50 years of Vol. 1,2,3,4 & 5

Surfing on Film (2008)


Classic Surf Films (2009)

Women and the Waves (2009)

Endless Summer (2010)

Surfer’s Journal

(ISBN 1062-3892)


Long Board Magazine

(out of print)


Surfer Magazine


Surfing Magazine

California Surf Museum


Huntington Beach International

Surfing Museum


Santa Cruz Surfing Museum


Surfing Heritage & Culture Center



Encyclopedia of Surfing (Matt Warshaw)

The History of Surfing (Matt Warshaw)

Encyclopedia of the Oceans (Dorrick Stow)

Longboarder’s Start-Up: A Guide to Longboard Surfing (Doug Werner)

Surf’s Up: The Girl’s Guide to Surfing (Louise Southernden)

Surfer’s Start-Up: A Beginner’s Guide to Surfing (Doug Werner)

Surfing Fundamentals (Nat Young)

History of Surfing (Nat Young)

The Surfing Handbook (Ben Marcus)

Surfing: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time (Ben Marcus and Steve Pezman)

Hawaiian Surfriders (Tom Blake)

Stoked: A History of Surf Culture (Drew Kampion)

Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing (Bolton Colburn)

100 Best Surf Spots in the World: The World’s Best Breaks for Surfers in Search of the Perfect Wave (Rod Sumpter)

Legends of Surfing: The Greatest Surfriders from Duke Kahanamoku to Kelly Slater (Duke Boyd)

Surf Craft: Design and the Culture of Board Riding (Richard Kenvin)

Surfboards (Surfing Series) (Guy Motil)

Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku (David Davis)

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman (Yvon Chouinard)


Pick up the right spots for your ability and attitude.

We need to be honest with ourselves about our ability and our intention.


If you are a longboarder or a kayaker,

Respect the short boarders and body boarders who are trying to catch waves further down in the break zone: let them catch more than “few”, waves.


Right of Way:

The surfer closest to the peak of the wave has the right of way.


Call it.

If a wave’s going to peel both ways, you can call “left” or “right” so people know which way you’re heading.


Don’t Drop In.

Dropping in means that someone with the right of way is either about to take off on a wave or is already riding.


Don’t snake.


Don’t be a wave hog.


Don’t ditch your board.

This is important, especially when it gets crowded.


Beginners, don’t paddle out in the middle of a packed lineup.

Try to go out to a less crowded beginner break.



When paddling back out, do NOT paddle in front of surfers riding a wave unless you are well, well in front of them.


Nose guard.

If you surf a short board, fit a nose guard just incase you hit someone. Use a good leash and don’t go unless it’s really necessary.


If you mess up:

A quick apology is appreciated if you drop in or mess up someone else’s wave.

Thanks to the Surfrider Foundation and

•If possible, surf at beaches with lifeguards.


•Never surf alone; use the buddy system.


•Observe ocean conditions for at least 20 minutes before entering the water.


•Look for and observe any warning signs.  A red flag means it’s unsafe to enter the water.


•Don’t fight if you get caught up in a rip current.

-Stay calm- panic will only tire you out.

-Swim “with” (across or perpendicular to) the current.

-Wait for the current to release you - it will.

-Swim parallel to the shore and then make your way in.


•Never turn your back on the ocean near breaking waves.

-Enter the water gradually and remember the waves comes in “sets” separated by deceptive periods of calm.

-Duck under breaking waves.

-Be careful when standing near the shoreline or on rocks near breaking surf - waves can wash you onto the ocean.


•If you see someone in trouble, alert a lifeguard or call 911.  Unless you are an excellent swimmer, don’t go into the ocean to assist the victim.

•Everything that enters a storm drain goes directly to the ocean (litter, used oil, anti-freeze, sewage, toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.)


•Dumping one quart of motor oil down a storm drain contaminates 250,000 gallons of water.


•Urban storm water is the number one source of pollution of our nation’s rivers, lakes, oceans and estuaries.


•Over 16 million gallons of oil enter the oceans of the world each year from run-off.


•Nearly 60% of the world's coral reefs are threatened by pollution, sedimentation and over-harvesting.


•Billions of pounds of garbage are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, most of it in the northern hemisphere.


•An overage of over 300,000 pieces of plastic per square mile can be found in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.  Broken, degraded plastic pieces outweigh plankton by a factor of 6-1.  That means six pounds of plastic for every single pound of plankton.  About 80% has washed out to sea from land-based sources.


•There are 100 million tons of plastic floating in the world’s oceans.


•44% of sea birds mistakenly eat plastic.


•267 species of marine creatures are affected by plastic.


•At 86 degrees, plastic degrades in the ocean, releasing toxic compounds.

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