Imagine paddling along, just ahead of a wave that has risen to a monstrous 70 ft - a thousand tons of moving liquid arching over your head whilst you accelerate up to 55 mph, then fly through the arc of rushing water in a race to pull clear before it collapses upon you. 'Extreme surf' is a tribute to the adrenalin rush of catching a big wave. A fascinating journey through the world's most awe-inspiring surfing locations, from Teahupoo, Tahiti to Mavericks, North California, it describes one of the currently most loved, yet dangerous sports. Beginning with a history of the sport's evolution, the book takes us to the most remote, most popular, and most dangerous surfing spots. From the longest, fastest, coldest and warmest waves to the deadliest waters, this book will thrill with its images and text. 'Extreme Surf' is the 4th title in the successful 'Extreme' sport series ('Extreme Golf 04'; 'Extreme Sail 06', 'Extreme Running 07'.) This is mini-edition.
Sailing Directions planning Guide for the Indian Ocean
Running is an inexpensive, convenient and increasingly popular sport, but some take it to the limit. From cold weather running in Alaska to the intense heat of the Sahara Marathon, a number of athletes choose to pit themselves against the elements. Extremes of environment, route and geography are another challenge, from trails through dense jungle to soaring mountain ranges. The rewards are the experiences of a lifetime, the sense of having been to largely unexplored places and the realisation of unique ambitions. Never before has there been a manual to pull together all the elements of this new, but fast growing sport. The book features over 150 stunning images and amusing, informative text.
Transactions The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Author: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.)
The New England Hawk Migration Study combined the world of hawkwatching and aeronautical engineering for a unique view of birds in flight. Specially outfitted in a Sperber motorglider, which allowed slow, sustained highly maneuverable flying, author Bill Welch and his colleagues followed the hawks on their East Coast migrations, riding the same thermals as the raptors, and making detailed observations never before possible of hawk flight and navigation.With over 35 black-and white photographs and charts, Hawks at My Wingtipsis a detailed and fascinating look at the worlds of birdwatching and high-performance flying. Both written and photographic accounts of these flights capture a feeling of what it is like to soar with nothing but wind under your wings!