Described as “the essential handbook for all longboarders who yearn to find perfect waves,” The Longboard Travel Guide features 100 of the world’s top breaks and is the first of its kind. Authored by former British and European longboard champion, Sam Bleakley, the book features over 200 colour photos by some of the best lensmen in the business including our own, Alan Van Gysen, and would make for a pretty rad Christmas gift.
The Longboard Travel Guide
A Guide to the World’s Best Longboarding Waves
Pages: 192 pages
Size: 215mm (w) x 215mm (h)
Recommended retail price: R280
The Longboard Travel Guide is the first surf guidebook written specifically for longboarders. Loaded with dreamy lineup shots, the book describes 100 of the best longboard waves in the world and offers insider tips on how to ride them. From South Africa to Australia’s Gold Coast, from California to Fiji, from Samoa to Sri Lanka, all the classic destinations are here. For adventurous souls, the best longboard waves in lesser known countries such as Gabon, Angola, Ecuador, Oman, Canada and Western Sahara are also included.
With spots like J-Bay, SA easily makes it into the top 100 as “Africa’s Surfing Heartland.”
The book covers every aspect of surf travel for longboarders: where to go, where to stay, what gear to take, how to get in shape for your trip and how to stay healthy abroad. There’s plenty to soak up whether you’re planning a road trip around South Africa, a cold-water trip to Canada, or a boat trip to the Mentawais. You’ll also find tips about using Google Earth and taking better travel photos.
The author, Sam Bleakley, is a widely travelled writer and former British and European longboard champion. His travel writing has been published in surf mags such as Zigzag, Carve, Pacific Longboarder, Nalu and The Surfer’s Path.
The foreword is by former ASP world longboard champ Taylor Jensen.
The Longboard Travel Guide features more than 200 colour photos by some of the best lensmen in the business including Chris Burkard, Alan van Gysen, Moonwalker, Simon Williams and John Callahan. Packed with superb photos, up-to-date info and real-life traveller’s tales, The Longboard Travel Guide is the essential handbook for all longboarders who yearn to find perfect waves.
Available in South Africa from every major book retailer, most affordably found on Take a Lot for only R262.00 –
Angola features, as the path for the ‘determined travellers.’
And of course, what’s a surf travel book without the Maldives?