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Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  83 ratings  ·  8 reviews
32 classic big wave surfing stories from the sport's pioneers John Long's classic collection of big wave surfing stories heralded a new era in surfing literature. Focusing on those elite athletes who live to challenge the ocean's fury, The Big Drop is more than just another surfing book. It is both an extraordinary collection of thirty-two true tales and a treasure-trove o ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Falcon Press Publishing (first published 1999)
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Dec 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Crazy stories about big wave surfing written by guys who aren’t writers. Content was cool, and There were some pieces of journalism that I liked a lot, but the rest weren’t as compelling.
Blake Uyehara
Mar 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jacob Alan
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
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Jun 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Feb 19, 2008 rated it liked it
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.
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John Long is an American rock climber and author.

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