10/24/08

Extreme Surf ... its Wild



By Benjamin Marcus
Offering a history of extreme surf's evolution, this book takes readers to the most remote, most popular, and most dangerous surfing spots. It features images of the longest, fastest, coldest and warmest waves.

Ranking of the World's biggest Wave :

1) Jaws, Maui, Hawaii
2) Todos Santos, Mexico
3) Mavericks, California
4) Cortes Bank, Mexico/California
5) Puerto Escondido, Mexico
6) Dungeons, South Africa
7) Waimea Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
8) Punta Lobos, Chile
9) Ghost Trees, California
10) Belharra, Euzkadi/France
11) Teahupoo, Tahiti
12) Outer Bommie, Western Australia
13) Playa Gris, Spain
14) El Buey, Chile



Extreme Surf illustrates the most extreme surfing behaviour. It explores the candidates for the world's gnarliest wave and the fastest. It journeys up the Amazone to reveal the fearsome pororoca and travels to England for a surf ride that can last over an hour and where the major hazards are dead sheep, trees and old refrigerators...

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