Take a Virtual Surf Vacation

Summer is coming to a close -- don't let that stop you from feeling the thrill of riding tubular waves. Take a virtual surf vacation with these epic eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming videos all on-demand from Hoopla, opens a new window with your San Mateo County Libraries card! And for more picks, check out this staff list.

eBooks and eAudiobooks:

Kook, opens a new window by Peter Heller (eAudiobook)

Peter Heller takes a year to see if he can go from kook to serious surfer. Taking a surf trip into Baja California culminating at Rincon, Heller chronicles his quest, his obstacles, and his relationship with his girlfriend who joins him on part of his journey.

No Bad Waves, opens a new window by Yvon Chouinard (eBook)

Surf Is Where You Find It, opens a new window by Gerry Lopez (eBook)


180° South: Conquerors of the Useless, opens a new window

Jeff Johnson chooses to leave his job and hitch a ride on a sailboat to Patagonia. But when the boat encounters delays, will he and his friends make it in time to climb Corcovado before the ice melts? Surfing, sailing, and climbing fans will enjoy this film, replete with history on the clothing company Patagonia and its founders.

Go behind the scenes with the team that made the film with the accompanying eBook, opens a new window, also available on Hoopla.

Bending Colours, opens a new window

The Endless Summer, opens a new window

The Drive Thru series featuring the best of 2000's surf legends such as Donovan, Andy Irons, and Shane Dorian, to name a few, is for your streaming pleasure on Hoopla.

Drive Thru Australia, opens a new window

Drive Thru New Zealand, opens a new window