SURFING, DIVING AND OTHER WATER SPORTS.



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  • The Wavewatcher’s Companion
  • Surfing. Water is Freedom.
  • Ghost Wave.
  • Wavetrack New Zealand Surfing Guide
  • Spot X Surfing New Zealand
  • Spot X Diving New Zealand
  • Diving in Southeast Asia
  • Diving in Indonesia
  • Deep
  • Underwater Ear & Nose Care
  • Len Jones's Guide to Spear Fishing
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    THE WAVE WATCHER'S COMPANION.
    by Gavin Pretor-Pinney. Paperback, 129mm x 198mm, 336 pages, colour plates and black and white photos, Published 2010.
    One bright February afternoon on a beach in Cornwall, Gavin Pretor-Pinney (author of bestseller The Cloudspotter’s Guide) took a break from cloudspotting and started watching the waves rolling onto the shore. Mesmerised, he wondered where they had come from, and decided to find out. He soon realised that waves don’t just appear on the ocean, they are everywhere around us, and our lives depend on them.

    By the time he made the ultimate surfer’s pilgrimage to Hawaii, Gavin had become a world-class wavewatcher, although he was still rubbish at surfing. And, while this fascinating, funny book may not teach you how to ride the waves, it will show you how to tune into the shapes, colours and forms of life’s many undulations.

    NZ$29.00 + Delivery.

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    SURFING. WATER IS FREEDOM
    By Russel Ord & Anthony Pancia. Hardback, 1.97kg, 310mm x 240mm, 289 pages. Published 2018. Colour Photographs.
    Russell Ord's spectacular images have won him worldwide recognition, and deservedly so. Based in Western Australia, Russell is renowned for his awesome images of super thick empty peaks and heavy sessions at reefs like The Box and The Right. You can pick up any surf magazine and find Russell's work on front and back covers, or filling out entire spreads and the pages in between

    In 'Surfing: Water is Freedom', Russell teams with noted writer Anthony Pancia to tell the story 'behind the waves' . the people who surf them, those who make their livelihoods from them, and who follow the culture with a passion. It is an extraordinary book for the new millennium. And Anthony Pancia's words bring the images to life with wonderful stories of passion and adventure.

    Russell Ord's photography stands alone. Nobody else in the world swims in the heaviest slab waves in the world, putting life, limb on the line to capture such dramatic & fantastically composed photos.

    NZ$55.00 + delivery.

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    GHOST WAVE
    By Chris Dixon. Softback, 0.30kg, 135mm x 210mm, 307 pages. Published (this edition) 2017. Colour and Black & White photographs.
    A hundred miles off the California coastline, a fabled peak rises from the depths of the North Pacific, stopping just twelve feet short of the ocean's surface. Legends and grave warnings surround this submerged mountain, known as Cortes Bank–rumors of lost ships, spinning compasses, of bus-size sharks and man-size lobsters. Yet, the most daring of big wave surfers head out to the Bank for one simple reason: it is home to the biggest rideable wave on the face of the Earth; a swell of massive proportions that surges in from out of nowhere like a monster.

    In this meticulously researched, salt-crusted adventure tale, journalist Chris Dixon hits the high seas to bring the secrets of Cortes Bank to the surface, drawing readers into the harrowing world of the most enigmatic rock in the sea and the tremendously dangerous big wave surfing that occurs above it.

    This astounding true story of the Everest of the sea will captivate anyone with a curiosity about, and respect for, the vast and unknowable ocean.

    NZ$32.00 + delivery.

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    WAVETRACK NEW ZEALAND SURFING GUIDE
    By Greenroom Surf Media Ltd. Pbk, 106mm x 148mm, 549 Pages, colour and monochrome photographs, maps and sketches.
  • 470 detailed break maps
  • 80 classic kiwi line-up shots
  • 60 area synoptic charts
  • detailed weather info
  • break info by locals

    This is the perfect little book to take with you if you are on a surfing tour around New Zealand.

    45.00 + Delivery.

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    SPOT X SURFING NEW ZEALAND.
    By Pita Ngaru & Mark Airey. Paperback, 0.51kg, 210mm x 297mm, 152 Pages, colour photographs and maps.
    This book lists over 300 surf spots of New Zealand.
  • North Cape to Bluff
  • Topographic maps with access to spots clearly shown
  • Best wind, tide, season and swell
  • Surf quality, experience, consistency, wave type
  • Local services, accomodation and facilities

    Was NZ$45.00 + Delivery.
    Now NZ$19.99 + Delivery.

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    SPOT X DIVING NEW ZEALAND
    By Dave Moran, Jenny & Tony Enderby. Pbk, 210mm x 295mm, 200 Pages, colour maps.
    In this book, you'll find over 750 diving spots for wrecks, crayfish, scallops, caves and reefs etc.
    Features include:
  • GPS marks and access to all dive spots
  • Depth, current, restrictions & special conditions
  • Spots rated for experience and fitness
  • Expert preview of species & items of interest

    NZ$40.00 + Delivery.

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    DIVING IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
    A Bounty of Reefs, Wrecks and Coral Gardens

    By Sarah Ann Wormald. Paperback, 0.51kg, 138mm x 220mm, 288 pages. Published 2016. Full colour photographs and maps.

    The best Dive Sites in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philipines and Thailand

    Areas covered include:

  • Malaysia - Sipadan, Layang Layang, Terangganu, Tioman, Langkawi
  • Indonesia - East Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Maluka,
  • Philippines - Southern Luzon, Visayas, Palawan, Davao, Sula sea
  • Thailand - Similan Islands, Ko Tachai, Mergui Arch. Shark Point, Phi Phi Islands,

    Also includes information on when to dive. reef topography, liveaboard diving and much more.

    NZ$40.00 + delivery.

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    DIVING IN INDONESIA
    The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best Dive Spots

    By Sarah Ann Wormald. Paperback, 0.51kg, 138mm x 220mm, 304 pages. Published 2015. Full colour photographs and maps.

    The first comprehensive guide to the best dive sites in Indonesia, generally acknowledged to be the best diving anywhere in the world. This book has chapters on every dive area in the country, providing detailed maps, description, difficulty level, logistics, equipment availability, best time to visit, useful contacts, dive operators, accfomodation, livanoards, marine life and conservation.

    Areas covered include:

  • Bali
  • North Sulawesi
  • Central, South and Southeast Sulawesi
  • Nusa Teggara (Lombok, Komodo, Timor, Alor)
  • Raja Ampat and West Papua
  • and Maluku (Ambon, Banda and Halmahera).

    NZ$50.00 + delivery.

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    DEEP.
    By James Nestor. Paperback, 272 pages. Colour photos. Small Format Published in 2015.
    Competitive freediving, is a ridiculous sport. Divers hold their breath and see how low they can go without suffering grievous harm. Top divers submerge for more than three minutes and reach depths below 300 feet, where pressure causes human lungs to “shrink to the size of two baseballs,” Nestor writes. At first intrigued, Nestor quickly becomes disgusted as one diver after another surfaces with blood pouring from their noses, or dragged unconscious by rescue divers or in cardiac arrest. When practiced outside the structure of competition and the reckless chasing of depth records, however, freediving can be practical, even beautiful. Nestor meets researchers who freedive in order to attach satellite transmitters to sharks by hand, and freediving amid marine life, Nestor writes, is “the most direct and intimate way to connect with the ocean.” Nestor himself decides to learn to freedive, unveils startling facets of human physiology, most prominently the life-preserving reflexes known as the Master Switch of Life. Human divers survive at theoretically fatal pressures because of a reflexive retreat of blood from the extremities to the vital organs, which keeps the brain and heart flush with oxygen and the lungs engorged with enough blood to prevent collapse. Humans exposed to high pressure on land fail to flip the Master Switch. It is, then, a purely submarine aspect of our biology. Divers who learn to cultivate it, as Nestor does, can go up and down rapidly and stay submerged for several minutes. The Master Switch is the most important character in “Deep.” It is the apotheosis of the evolutionary connections of humans to marine life that Nestor enumerates, from the ability of blind people (and dolphins and whales) to use echolocation, to evidence that humans (like sharks) might have a navigational instinct predicated on Earth’s magnetic field.

    There is a point about 30 feet below the surface that freedivers know as “neutral buoyancy.” Beneath it, the ocean stops trying to spit you out and begins sucking you in. That is how “Deep” itself unfolds...

    NZ$28.00 + delivery.

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    UNDERWATER EAR & NOSE CARE.
    By Noel Roydhouse. Softcover, 0.17Kg, 140mm x 210mm, 116 pages, Black & White Images, Published 1993.
    The inner ear is a critical target area for serious decompression illness and direct pressure injuries. These are well described and illustrated by case histories. Noel Roydhouse provides divers with the benefits of his long experience as an active diver and a researcher.


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    LEN JONES'S GUIDE TO SPEAR FISHING.
    By Len Jones. Softcover, 0.09Kg, 150mm x 210mm, 48 pages, Colour Photographs, published 2009.
    This simple booklet provides and excellent introduction to spearfishing. It is written from a South African perspective but most is applicable more widely. Interesting insights are provides on surf entries, hunting technique and using a kayak/surf-ski for spearfishing. Illustrated throughout with clear sketches.


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