I've never ever surfed so far, but I wanted to be slightly prepared in every way possible. With all that surfer commune thing and surf slang I felt like us girls need some more preparation when not growing up next to a beach. And by more preparation I also mean tips how to wear your swimsuit without looking like trog. surfing is after all a question of lifestyle. well, you can see it from many views, but with this book I feel a lot more involved. worth the money!