If you're suffering from ""wave congestion"" and in danger of getting board by it all, tune in on this wavelength. There's hardly a beach that hasn't been scouted and classified in this world-wide guide. . . from Lisbon's answer to Malibu, Estorie Beach, to the Japanese surfatoriums (indoor pools with artificial waves). This gives the basics on where the waves are, how to get there, possible hazards and who to contact as well as specifics in terms of location, surf type and size, seasonal considerations, etc. And there are general descriptions of the country, living accommodations, sources for up-to-date information.