The Best in Water Sports Books: Surfing, Sailing and Swimming

Are you an aspiring nautical hero? Or perhaps you are fascinated by the world of professional surfing? Books 4 People boasts a wide range of ocean, sea and water sports books to wow and inspire you. Charter your mind towards off-lying islands, rocky outcrops, and vast underwater choral reserves when you dive in to these fantastic and low cost books offered at incredibly good value, only at Books 4 People.  

1. Amazing Surfing Stories 

This eclectic mix of surfing stories has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong. There are accounts of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph. The bizarre and the extreme rub shoulders with perfect breaks and beautiful beaches. Be thrilled by legendary surfers, as well as learning about local heroes who never made the headlines. Each compelling tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike, and many are illustrated with stunning and vivid photographs.

Amazing Surfing Stories - Tales Of Incredible Waves And Remarkable Riders

2. Swim Smooth: The Complete Coaching System 


Transform your technique in the water and become a better swimmer with this remarkable new approach to freestyle swimming; suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced, as well as swimming coaches. Aimed at both fitness and competitive swimmers, the book explains what makes a successful stroke and how to develop your own swimming style. The Swim Smooth approach, developed by consultants to the gold medal winning British Triathlon team, helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your stroke and provides drill and training tips to make the most of your time in the water. It accepts differences in individual swimmers and shows you how to understand the fundamentals of swimming to find a style that works for you. Technique, fitness training; racing skills and open water swimming are all covered, with photographs and 3D graphics helping you to put theory into practice.

Swim Smooth The Complete Coaching System For Swimmers And Triathletes

3. Learn to Sail: The Simplest Way to Start Sailing 

Get afloat and start having fun with step-by-step advice; photo sequences and diagrams. This jargon-free guide allows complete novices to get out on the water with the minimum of fuss. One- and two-person dinghies are covered, along with rigging, knots, safety, handling and much more.

Learn to Sail The Simplest Way to Start Sailing, available at an incredible value only at Books 4 People. 

4. Stand Up Paddle-Boarding 

Stand Up Paddle-Boarding is the fastest growing water sport worldwide. The comparatively low cost, the convenience of inflatable boards and the fact that you can just get on and go all add up to its appeal. But, as with everything, a little bit of knowledge and technique makes the experience so much more enjoyable! That is where this book - the first UK how-to book on paddle-boarding - comes in. Stand Up PaddleBoarding provides a perfect introduction to the sport: how to paddle-board, what kit to use and where to go. The book guides you through launching, the correct stance, paddling in a straight line, the different types of turns and landing. It shows you how to choose your board and paddle, inflate and deflate an inflatable board, and talks about where to ride as well as weather, safety, maintenance and repair of your equipment. It covers the main types of paddle-boarding: touring, racing, surfing and yoga fitness. All aspects are heavily illustrated with colour photographs making it easy to understand and clear to follow.

Order your copy of Stand Up PaddleBoarding today at a discounted price. 

5. Understanding Nautical Charts 

We all rely on charts to navigate at sea - but are we missing essential information? A mass of data is included on each chart and deciphering the many symbols and abbreviations can be complicated. The accuracy of some charted depths can be trusted entirely while others should be treated with caution. This book will tell you where to find and how to understand this vital knowledge. This updated second edition explains how charts are compiled before guiding you through the elements that make up these vital navigational tools. Improve your understanding of charts and you will navigate with increased safety and confidence. Understanding a Nautical Chart offers superb value as, in addition to a wealth of practical advice, there is a key to all the recently updated chart symbols and abbreviations from Symbols and Abbreviations Used on Admiralty Charts (5011). It includes information on electronic charts, explains how to update a chart and how to establish the accuracy of each chart. It is ideal for professional mariners and leisure sailors.

Understanding A Nautical Chart A Practical Guide To Safe Navigation


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