Surfing is back and bigger than ever, with girls now hitting the waves in unprecedented numbers. Girls who just wanna be cool know that surfing is the way to do it-while having fun and getting into great shape at the same time. But becoming a surfer isn't just figuring out how to stand up on a board; it's how to walk the walk and talk the talk, how not to flop out of your top, and knowing how to deal with one of the biggest hazards of the sea-boys in the water. It's also about learning patience, discipline, focus, and perseverance. Jam-packed with full-color photos, dynamic graphics, comics, and instructional art, surfer girl Sanoe Lake's comprehensive guide not only teaches style, skills, and safety-it empowers readers with all of the sassy wit and attitude that made Sanoe a favorite character in the cult flick Blue Crush.
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Sanoe Lake is a native Hawaiian who comes from a tradition of surfer girls (her mother and grandmother were both surfers). She is also a model (most notably for the popular sportswear line Billabong) and actress who played a leading role in the film "Blue Crush" starring Kate Bosworth.
Steve Jarrett is a freelance writer and surfer who lives in La Jolla, CA.
Gr. 8-11. With the help of writer and surfer Jarrett, Lake, a lifelong Hawaiian surfer who appeared in the film Blue Crush, offers a comprehensive guide to riding the waves. Along with thoughtful chapters on equipment, basic safety and techniques, and helpful mental and physical training, Lake dishes advice specifically for girls: choosing surf wear that will "keep you all strapped in," fielding unwanted attention from male surfers, and surfing during menstruation. Lake's chatty, irreverent voice seems straight out of a teen magazine, and the busy, colorful spreads echo the bouncy, best-friend tone with comic-strip panels, charts, checklists, and numerous photos of Lake and her friends. Aspiring and armchair surfer girls will enjoy the wealth of practical advice as well as Lake's earnest passages about surfing's addictive gifts: "There aren't too many other sports that allow such simultaneous beauty, grace, and power. I think this is why [it] appeals to girls so much." A glossary and a list of resources close. Also suggest Louise Southerden's excellent Surf's Up (2004), published for adults. Gillian Engberg
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Description du livre Little, Brown Young Readers, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110316110159
Description du livre Little, Brown Young Readers, 2005. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0316110159
Description du livre Little, Brown Young Readers, 2005. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0316110159