The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories
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The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories

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A classic collection of big wave surfing stories that heralded a new era in surfing literature—32 tantalizing and terrifying true tales from the sport’s pioneers

Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by FalconGuides (first published 1999)
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Blake Uyehara
Waves, the size of buildings, thrashing down upon the minute surfers in the water. A reader interested in compelling and action packed stories about famous surfers and waves should definitely read The Big Drop. There is no specific author of the book due to the multiple tales of individual surfers being pulled together. The collection of many authors also gives readers an extreme advantage rather than reading just one book. While this may confuse some readers, I though the use of descriptive and...more
Jason Irvine
My first Impression about this book is that it really interests me. I remember my dads stories about the Northshore of Oahu and how he used to surf Pipeline and Sunset Beach.Reading these stories is super entertaining to me and im looking forward to finishing the book.

Currently reading stories about Waimea Bay intrigues me. Seeing how much adrenaline goes through these surfers minds as they paddle for 20 feet plus waves is really radical. This book has multiple surf stories on the North Shore a...more
I really, really enjoyed this book. Some of the stories are ones I'll never forget. It's something I would like to reread someday in the near future. Great book about surfing
Jacob Alan
Great collection of stories enjoyable for someone who surfs or not. The detailed accounts put you right there on the rising swell. Very exciting book.
Apr 16, 2008 Kateri rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: surfer dudes
Recommended to Kateri by: surfer magazine
i learned so much from this book. the way the surfers connect to the ocean is extrodinary! they always learn so much.
Big waves, Big characters, Big balls
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