As you can imagine, this ranking was established in a totally subjective way, we relied on our values and our DNA.
A surf coffee table book about ocean photography
#1 Surface by Ben Thouard
Surface tells the story of french photographer Ben Thouard and his vision of the ocean through a series of photos. He makes us discover the place where he spends most of his time "on the surface", in the Pacific Ocean. Ben managed to show us the land from the sea with breathtaking photography.
#2 Silent Kingdom by Christian Vizl
Silent Kingdom promotes the beauty of underwater life through black and white aquatic photographs. Christian Vizl, an award-winning photographer, sublimates landscapes and marine creatures by playing with light and shadow. This book highlights the beauty of the underwater world and its fragility.
A surf coffee table book on road trips and adventure
#3 - The California surf project by Eric Soderquist & Chris Burkard
"Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast... " This is the travel journal of two surfers : Chris Burkard - photographer & Eric Soderquist - professional surfer. It immortalizes their adventure through the Golden State coastline in search of the perfect surf sport and unforgettable encounters.
#4 - High Tide by Chris Burkard
This book is a collection of surf photographs taken by Chris Burkard during his various trips. It allows you to travel through the eye of the artist and to discover magnificent landscapes. From the snow of Norway to the turquoise blue of the Caribbean, this book tells the story of surfing at the end of the world.
#5 - Epic Surf Breaks of the World by Lonely Planet
This book will allow you to travel without leaving home or simply plan your next surf trip. It explores the most famous waves in the world. With more than 200 destinations, from the most adrenaline-filled sites such as Puerto Escondido in Mexico to the easiest ones such as Taghazout in Morocco, this book will help you choose the best spot according to your expectations. Many actors have contributed to the realization of this book illustrated by beautiful photographs.
# 6 I love the seaside - Surf & Travel guide to southwest Europe
If you are planning a surf trip in Europe, this book is for you. It will help you discover the best surfing spots from Great Britain to Morocco. More than just a guide to surfing spots, it gives you the atmosphere of the sport with lists of places to eat, sleep, and things to do.
An inspirational surf coffee table book
#7 - Surfing by Jim Heiman
This book traces the history of surfing and its evolution by gathering and distributing more than 900 images in five chronological chapters. From the discovery of surfing in 1778 to today, discover this complex sport whose richness influences fashion, film, art, and music. If you aspire to a surfing lifestyle, this book is a must.
#8 Hamptons private by Assouline
This book highlights the uniqueness of the Hamptons, a place that transforms itself to meet everyone's desire. From a nature retreat like Ditch Plains, a surfer's paradise, to a leisurely place like a polo match in Bridgehampton, the Hamptons have a unique lifestyle.
#9 Life’s a beach by Gestalten
This book showcases the sweet life by the sea, with the goal of making you understand one thing: life is better at the beach. Discover the different ways to decorate a comfortable home from New Zealand to the Aegean islands. A general feeling of well-being emanates from this work.
#10 - Surf Shacks by Indoek
Surfing is not only a sport but also a state of mind and a way of life. Surf Shacks highlights this more personal aspect of surfing and this creative community. Discover their living spaces, from surf shacks to New York apartments and way of life. If you have been conquered by this first volume don't wait any longer, the second one is also available.
We hope that you will find some inspiration in these beautiful books. They will be the perfect match to decorate your living room, by placing them on your Salty surfboard coffee table.