South African writer and photographer Miles Masterson’s debut book about surfing has been out for a few months and it certainly seems to have made a bit of a splash among critics.

With beach and Christmas season right around the corner here in South Africa, Masterson’s book, “How To Surf in South Africa” (released by Penguin), is being hailed as a perfect gift for anyone from a novice surfer, to those who have never surfed, to those already getting a handle on the sport. Masterson, who himself has 25 years of surfing experience all over the world, writes step-by-step, easy to read instructions, accompanied by clear illustrations, on how to get going with the basics of the sport – all while keeping the South African wave conditions in mind.

The book is available for approximately R140 from both online book retailers and physical bookshops throughout the country. Visit the book’s page at Penguin here.