The spiritual home of surfing and the modern birthplace for all sorts of wave riding, Hawaii is and always has been the centre of the surfing universe. Here, on one of the remotest island chains on the planet, waves have been arriving from all the points of the compass and pounding the lava, coral and sand for eons. These waves have been shaping Hawaii and the Polynesian people, whose ancestors “fished up” the islands, while exploring the vast unknown regions of the Pacific in the 12th century AD. The “Sport of Kings” owes much to the Hawaiian royalty who enshrined the art of surfing into many aspects of day-to-day life, encouraging all levels of society to frolic in the waves.
The Stormrider Surf Guides are the worlds best selling and most respected collection of surfing guide books delivered in paper, ebook and app formats. The Stormrider Surf Guides are the only comprehensive colour guides to the coastlines of Europe, North America, Central American and the Caribbean, Indonesia and the Indian Ocean, South America, Africa, East Asia, The Pacific and Australia. The authoritative text includes oceanographic, environmental and cultural notes on the entire coastlines. Each guide contains numerous full colour maps and superb photos of the best waves, shot by the best photographers. All information is compiled with the help of local riders whose sensitive approach enables an accurate and knowledgeable appraisal. An essential tool for surfers searching for their perfect wave.