Water Sports

Water Sports


  • 100 Best Surf Spots in the World: The World's Best Breaks for Surfers in Search of the Perfect Wave

    By Rod Sumpter

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780762725984
    • Publisher: Insiders' Guide (NC)
    • Published: October 2004
    100 Best Surf Spots in the World will include top surfing destinations ranging from Sunset Beach and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to Malibu, California and Oahu, Hawaii. Lesser-known destinations such as Metigama, Sri Lanka and Aviero, Northern Portugal take readers to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave. Other countries that make the list include: South Africa, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, and Fiji. Each destination will include brilliant full-color photography of both the area and the breaks; location map, an introduction to the area, notes on the surf and why it ranked, a personal anecdote from the author while there, and a quick-reference chart including such items as skill level required, nerves needed, and surfable days.
  • 100 More Swimming Drills

    By Blythe Lucero

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781782550013
    • Publisher: Cardinal Pub Group
    • Published: May 2013
    To swim better, we have to swim more efficiently. While good technique is the foundation of efficient swimming, it is difficult to achieve by simply swimming lap after lap. Ongoing stroke problems leave many people feeling unrewarded. Therefore, swimming drills are a fundamental and ongoing element of practice at all levels of the sport. Following the successful book 100 Best Swimming Drills, swimming coach Blythe Lucero has compiled another collection of the most effective swimming drills in 100 More Swimming Drills. The purpose of each drill is clearly defined as a swimmer and focus on a specific goal while practicing. Each drill is explained step by step. Drill feedback charts are included to help swimmers identify problems and make modifications. Underwater and surface photographs give swimmers optimal images to emulate as they practice.
  • 20 Great BWCA Trips

    By Van Jordahl

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781591932710
    • Publisher: Adventure Pubns
    • Published: March 2011
    The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a natural landscape largely unchanged by human hands. If you haven't seen it, you're missing a great life experience. The 20 trips in this book are designed to give beginners confidence. They also offer features that even experienced canoeists will appreciate, like easier access points and manageable routes that lead to great campsites and impressive scenery. Get ready for a Boundary Waters adventure you'll never forget.
  • 365 Surfboards: The Coolest, Raddest, Most Innovative Boards from Around the World

    By Ben Marcus

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780760345290
    • Publisher: MVP Books
    • Published: December 2013
    In 365 Surfboards, surfing expert and writer Ben Marcus brings together, through beautiful photographs and descriptions, the most important, most interesting, and most innovative surfboards the world has ever known.
  • 39 Illustrated Instruction Cards - Breaststroke -: For Use in and Outside the Water

    By Veronika Aretz

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781537386836
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 40000 Miles in a Canoe

    By J. C. Voss

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071414265
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: May 2003
  • 66 Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea

    By William Butler

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071438742
    • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
    • Published: January 2005
    A Powerful Account of Struggle and Survival at Sea The lure of paradise was unmistakable, and Bill Butler was on a quest to find it with his wife Simonne--riding the Pacific currents on their sloop Siboney, with a world of possibilities ahead. But, twelve hundred miles from land, the alluring ocean showed its deadly side when, without warning, a pod of pilot whales attacked their sailboat, battering it until it sank beneath the waves. The dazed couple was left drifting in midocean in a leaky six-foot raft meant for coastal waters, with only a few hastily grabbed provisions to sustain them. Simonne, who had never truly shared Bill's dream of circumnavigating the globe, blamed him bitterly for their desperate plight. In this powerful account of their 66-day odyssey, Butler tells a gritty, harrowing tale of their battles against nature, despair, and their own demons. He reveals how he and Simonne found the strength to survive despite the ravages of hunger, storms, and sharks. Based on Butler's faithful log entries, 66 Days Adrift is both a chilling cautionary tale for sailors with big ideas and an inspiring story of love, faith, and survival against long odds. "How a lifetime dream to sail around the world becomes a fight to survive."--Yachting "A vivid account of the complete will to live."--The San Juan Star William Butler learned to sail by the age of nine. When he retired in 1989, he had logged more than 34,000 blue-water miles; his total now exceeds 74,000 miles. Bill and Simonne are #15 in the 2004 Outdoor Life Network program "Countdown: Survival 25"--the most inspiring and unbelievable survival stories of the 20th century.
  • 91 Feet: You're Privileged to See a Dangerous Shark

    By Lee E. Pate

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595429394
    • Publisher: iUniverse
    • Published: March 2007
  • Above the Gravel Bar

    By David S. Cook

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781882190690
    • Publisher: Polar Bear & Co
    • Published: August 2007
    "Native canoe routes of Maine, with translations of place names, are described in the context of Northeastern geological development and Indian prehistoric culture in the use of birch bark canoes on rivers, lakes, carries, and coastal routes, according to the archaeological and historical record, informed by accounts of early explorers"--Provided by publisher.
  • Across the Savage Sea

    By Maud Fontenoy

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781611451061
    • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
    • Published: January 2012
    Over the last century only six men had defied the power of nature and successfully rowed across the Atlantic from west to east. Maud Fontenoy, a 2005 Time (Europe) Hero, changed that forever when she became the first woman to do so. In 2003 Fontenoy, a young woman and seasoned mariner, set out from Newfoundland in her twenty-four-foot-long boat, Pilot, to row across the North Atlantic. Her goal: to prove that a woman could do what men once believed to be impossible. It became a journey both far more harrowing than even she had imagined and one full of unexpected wonders. Her extraordinary story continues to inspire.
  • Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures

    By Phil Brown

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780978925413
    • Publisher: Lost Pond Press
    • Published: July 2012
  • An Adirondack Passage

    By Christine Jerome

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781621240006
    • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
    • Published: April 2013
    "A fine piece of work and a great delight."?John McPheeChristine Jerome decides to repeat the 266-mile Adirondack canoe journey of George Washington Sears (pen name "Nessmuk"), a famous adventure and nature writer for the popular magazine Forest and Stream in the late nineteenth century. Part of what made his 1883 journey remarkable was the length of his canoe?a mere nine feet. The "Sairy Gamp" was the lightest of cockleshells, but could navigate rough lakes and stony rapids. Sears could heave it over his head and portage it between lakes for miles. So Jerome has a similar canoe built for herself, and sets off to see what has changed and what has remained on the water trail through the mountains.The result is a classic of canoe literature: a beautiful paean to journeying silently in light craft. Her nature writing and knowledge of local history lends a depth and substance to every mile. She conjures up Teddy Roosevelt, the Whitneys and Vanderbilts, as well as old hermits and eccentrics. She tells of legendary crimes committed along the lakeshores, while keeping her expert ear tuned for birdsong in the trees.An unforgettable account of traveling by canoe, and traveling back in time.
  • The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

    By Tim Bartlett

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781408131169
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
    • Published: March 2012
    In clear, jargon-free English The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines explains how a diesel engine works, and how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine technology. Includes helpful tables and troubleshooting checklists.
  • The Adlard Coles Nautical Logbook

    By Robin Knox-Johnston

    Our Price: $21.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780713653069
    • Publisher: A&C Black
    • Published: July 2000
  • Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting: A Manual for Boatowners and Marine Technicians

    By Edwin R. Sherman

    Our Price: $34.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780071810777
    • Publisher: International Marine Publishing
    • Published: October 2012
    Save time and money with this state-of-the-art guide to the latest, most advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques“Ed Sherman is one of America’s great teachers and communicators of marine technology.”--Tim Murphy, former executive editor, Cruising WorldWhether you are a marine electronics professional or a boatowner, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting helps you understand the new, more powerful methods of troubleshooting marine electrical and electronic systems. A modern boat’s sophisticated installations and networked electronics can stretch the traditional diagnostic methods based on trouble lights and multimeters past their useful limits. This book will show you how to:Use microprocessor-based diagnostic tools and techniques from the automotive and communications sectors, adapted for boats for the first timeDiagnose the most difficult AC and DC problemsProtect communications and navigation electronics from interference and lightningSeek out and eliminate stray-current sources and galvanic corrosion