This handy guide published by SURFER Magazine delivers everything you need to know about surfing the northern and central California coast. It assesses wave quality, prime wave conditions, and local hazards -- both natural and manmade -- for more than 100 surf spots from Crescent City to Pismo Beach and just about everywhere in between.
Written in a funny tongue-and-cheek style, there are perhaps too many references to the dangers of shark attacks and localism, but the anonymous authors manage to save face for selling out sensitive spots by playing up the potential hazards. Fortunately they kept a few secrets...
Copyright 2006 by Primedia. Paperbound. 178 pages. Measures approximately 5 3/4 inches wide by 8 inches tall.
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