Last month I wrote about the book I had just read; The Bluffer’s Guide To Beer, I really like it, it was both funny and informative. In fact I liked it so much that I decided to get another one of the books in the series. There are quite a few interesting Bluffer’s Guides but the one I went for was their Guide to Surfing.
I’m pleased to report that the Guide to Surfing contains all the features that made me enjoy reading the Guide to Beer. It’s really interesting and has that great sense of humour that I loved about my last read. The book covers:
- Surfboard shapes
- Types of surfer
- Types of wave and wave lingo
- Wetsuit and fashion
- Famous surfing locations
- Wave etiquette
- Pro Surfing
- Surf Jargon
The idea of the Bluffer’s Guide is to give you enough information that you can confidently have a chat about the topic but without swamping you with tedious facts. All the topics are talked about in enough detail to satisfy your quest for knowledge but not in a way that over does it or might bore you. It’s a great introductory book and one that would definitely inspire you to get surfing and learn more about it.
The author has a wicked sense of humour and I was chuckling all the way through this little book. Experienced surfers will enjoy the characterization of the different types of wave riders, I especially enjoyed the author’s description of long boarders! The Bluffer’s Guide to Surfing isn’t an all you will need bible, but it isn’t supposed to be. It’s the perfect read for a newcomer to surfing and a great humorous and quirky introductory book.