The Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates

Author(s): Tony Butt

Sports and Hobbies

Following international acclaim for "Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing" (Alison Hodge, 2002), Tony Butt's "The Surfer's Guide to Waves, Coasts and Climates" will appeal to surfers and all those who are fascinated by the sea and the coast. Four major sections look at Coastal Geology (Beaches; Reefs; Rivermouths); Climate and Big Waves (Climatic Cycles; Storminess and Surf; Searching for the Biggest Waves; Controlling the Waves: Every Surfer's Dream?); Coastal Intervention (Coastal Erosion; Coastal Modification and the Surf; Oil Spills and Ecocide); and The Planet Bites Back (Tropical Cyclones; Global Warming and the Surf; Tsunami).

Product Information

Dr Tony Butt is a big wave specialist based in the Basque Country, and Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK. He is the author of Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing, and a regular contributor to European surfing magazines. He runs a wave prediction website,

General Fields

  • : 9780906720585
  • : Alison Hodge Publishers
  • : Alison Hodge
  • : March 2009
  • : 246mm X 189mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Butt
  • : Paperback
  • : 797.32
  • : 176
  • : 30figs. 60photos, 11 charts, 11 maps