The first of a three volume set of guides which cherry pick world surf zones allowing surfers to plan their itinerary. Vol 1 focuses on the most famous surfing zones around the planet. Broken into 9 regional chapters, the introductions include detailed descriptions of the Oceanography and Meteorology for each regional chapter including when to find the best waves, forecasting, water temps and tidal info. Each of the 80 zone spreads focus on a particular area and provide accurate wave descriptions, a detailed zone map, swell, wind and water temperature tables plus quick reference pros and cons and an easy to use, monthly guide showing when to go. Travel Information includes getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and night life, culture, climate, dangers, costs, crowds, visas, equipment and water quality. For more information on which zone each volume covers click the "Zone Info" link above right.