Now, those legends have just released the World Stormrider Surf Guide the first time the team has collated all their data and surfaced it in a definitive all-in-one anthology; taking the three previous World guides and condensing it into this XL version. And it is packed with what you need to know about beachies, reefbreaks, pointbreaks from across the globe. If you've never picked up a Stormrider guide, think of the series as the excellent Lonely Planet books, but for surfers.
Then, when back at home in the UK to work and earn money for another trip, I was sitting in a traffic jam in London taking a friend to a job Interview and he suggested I should write a world surf guide. I thought it was a great idea and that night I started straight away (that was in May, 1989). I had used surf guide books in Sydney and New Zealand and also Lonely Planet guides for travels across Asia, so my main thinking at that stage was to combine a surf guide and a travel guide into one. 2b1af7f3a8