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Surf Like a Girl

Author: Amell, Carolina

Description: Whether they're threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing. If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There's American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father's death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start "sculpting foam"; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You'll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world's most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone. AUTHOR: Carolina Amell is a graphic designer specialising in contemporary visual culture. She is based in Barcelona, Spain. SELLING POINTS: This book is a visual celebration of female surf culture. Surfing has been tradionally known as a mostly male-dominated world, but recently women are getting more recognition and the female surf scene is constantly growing. This book can encourage a new generation of women and girls to take up the sport. Women are shown both on and off the waves in stunning photography. This book features women from all over the world including the US, Brazil, Canada, France, Australia, Bali, Portugal, UK, Italy, South Africa, and the Philippines, among others. This book follows the popular women empowerment trend. 280 colour illustrations

Publisher: PRESTEL

ISBN: 9783791385952

Dimensions: 30 and 24 cm

Publish Date: 1/11/2019