The Surf Trip Survival Guide
Better be ready when the shit goes down
By Melanie & Stephan Bernhard
Surf guides that describe almost any wave on the planet are an essential in the backpack of any traveling surfer. But up to now no one helped you out when your surf trip turned out differently from what you expected. Don’t worry – from now on, getting skunked will be a thing of the past! Traveling with the Surf Trip Survival Guide shows you how to surf shallow reefs without carrying away a scratch, how to survive on a deserted island after your charter boat has sunk, how to continue your trip even though you are broke and how to know which boardshort colors are in vogue with sharks. 144 pages packed with tips from pro surfers, survival gurus, globetrotters and other experts. Travel-friendly pocket book size, including a magic bag that can save your life in an emergency situation.
You return to the lineup smiling from ear to ear. The last wave was one of the best you’ve ever caught and you have not a worry in the world. But the mood changes when five feet away a fin slices its way through the murky surface of the water. Panic sets in. What do you do? The Surf Trip Survival Guide knows.
The Surf Trip Survival Guide covers all the bases of traveling the world as a surfer. Based out of the French Atlantic coast, authors Melanie and Stephen Bernhard have been around the world and back. Broken boards, localism, malaria, theft, natural disaster, shark attacks, and a thousand other ways to kook it on a trip are things most surfers are familiar with, and the guide serves as a reference tool for all of them.
Broken down into seven chapters, the book addresses dealing with local crowds, natural disasters, dangerous animals, surviving as a girl surfer, unpleasant surprises, avoiding scandal, and thorough preparation for lengthy journeys. It contains details of past experiences from pro surfers and adventurers, accompanied by a wealth of knowledge from tropical doctors, crime specialists, and survival gurus.
Since most travel guides are subject to mostly one area, and don’t explore notions of dangerous situations or the best techniques to either avoid or best handle them, The Surf Trip Survival Guide functions as a beneficial tool for all surfers alike. You might find yourself thanking it for your life.