This new edition of the The Surf Girl Handbook has been revised and updated with fresh photos and additional sections. Whether you're a complete beginner or a standout ripper at your local break, The Surf Girl Handbook will help you to take your surfing to the next level. Packed with practical information, stunning photos and insider tips from the pros, The Surf Girl Handbook is an essential reference for any surf girl. It's like having your own personal surf instructor, lifestyle coach and fitness guru all in one book! "The book isolates the key maneuvers and breaks them down, offering just the right amount of guidance so as not to make it too confusing," writes top Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons in the foreword. "The photos really get your adrenaline pumping. The Surf Girl Handbook will inspire you to get out there and do it yourself." Packed with more than 500 color photos, the book includes sections on fitness, diet, travel, equipment, swell prediction, surfing etiquette, technique and the ocean environment.
Wish you could catch more waves when you go surfing? Wish you could surf for 90 minutes or more each session? Wish you could improve the power of your manoeuvres and really throw some spray? The Surf Girl Fitness Handbook is a new book aimed at girl surfers of all ages and abilities, from beginner to pro. Illustrated with step-by-step exercises and packed with tips and advice, the book offers a complete training program which will increase your fitness, power and endurance for surfing. Using the latest training techniques, this book covers everything from stretching and flexibility exercises to core strength enhancement and resistance training. Sections on healthy eating, motivation and maintaining fitness are also included, and there's advice about improving balance and flexibility from top yoga and pilates coaches. To keep you energized, there's a selection of quick, healthy and delicious recipes to try out (with quantities given in both US and metric measurements). In the technique section you'll find instructional tips covering fundamentals like popping up, taking off and bottom turning. Cutbacks, top turns and more advanced maneuvers are also fully explained, each with a corresponding specific exercise which will help you turn up the power. The Surf Girl Fitness Handbook will motivate you to improve your surfing, catch more waves, and have more fun. It's like having your own personal surf instructor, lifestyle coach and fitness guru all in one book!
The Surf Girl Handbook will teach you everything a girl needs to know, from mastering the waves to becoming a standout at your local break. There's detailed information about getting started, understanding how waves work, the equipment to buy, and how to perform manoeuvres. You'll soon be ripping with the best of them!
Whether you’re a beginner trying to get started or an experienced surfer looking to take it to the next level, The Surfing Handbook gives you the tips you need to maximize your performance on the water, with guidance on training and conditioning, technique and style, safety and etiquette, and gear. Written by veteran pro surfing journalist Ben Marcus, this guide is illustrated with instructional photos and drawings, providing step-by-step instructions, background history—as well as stories and tips from legendary surfers and teachers—making this an informative and entertaining guide that will help you to master the waves.
The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.
This handbook provides an original, comprehensive and unparalleled overview of feminist scholarship in sport, leisure and physical education. It captures the complexities of past, current and future developments in feminism while highlighting its theoretical, methodological and empirical applications. It also critically engages with policy and practice issues for women and girls taking part in sport and leisure pursuits and in physical education provision. The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education is international in scope and includes the work of established and emerging feminist scholars. It will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, sport sciences, and sports business and management.