Top books for surfers' that will transport you around the world

More than a best surf books list, we compiled a list of historical fictions all taking place around the world (all of which are also surf destinations). Grab that lounge chair and check out our top books for surfers' that will transport you around the world and tell us which are your favorite!

When we travel we try to read something that gives us an idea of the history in the region. Until we travel again in, here are our top historical fiction (and a couple non-fiction) reads to transport yourself.  (Historical fictions are stories based on cultural accuracies instead of real people, so the people might not be real, but the history and setting are.) 

Enjoy our top list of books for surfers

  1. Hawaii- Honolulu and Moloka'i by Alan Brennert, The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn (where we test our bikinis to make sure they are staying put, check out our write up on our surf trip to Hilo, Hawaii)
  2. Philippines- The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven (where our Cloud 9 Surf Suit was first thought up)
  3. Peru- Gold Eaters by Ronald Wright (check out our write up on our trip to Huanchaco)
  4. East Coast USA- Palisade's Park by Alan Brennert 
  5. California- The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
  6. San Diego/Tijuana- Tijuana Straits and Dogs of Winter by Kam Nunn
  7. India- Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (where we wore our recycled board shorts for a more modest look, check out our write up on our surf trip to Goa)
  8. Sri Lanka- Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
  9. China- Empress Orchid and The Last Empress by Anchee Min
  10. Surfing the world- Swell by Liz Clark and Barbarian Days by William Finnegan
  11. Science- Surf Science: An introduction to waves for surfing by Tony Butt
  12. Business and the outdoors- Let my people go surfing by Yvonne Chouinard (check out some of our ways of giving back and using eco-friendly materials for our swimwear, inspired by Patagonia)

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