Laird, Shane Dorian & others share true tales
Alex Wade pens 'Amazing Surfing Stories: Tales of incredible waves and remarkable riders'
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 8 October, 2012 : - - Enjoy this wonderful collection of thrilling surfing stories. This eclectic mix has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong. There are accounts of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph. The bizarre and the extreme rub shoulders with perfect breaks and beautiful beaches.
Be thrilled by legendary surfers like Laird Hamilton and Shane Dorian as well as learning about local heroes who never made the headlines. Epic battles among pros like Rob Machado and Kelly Slater are recounted alongside stories of weird waves and secret surf spots. There are fascinating encounters with surfing’s true characters, men like Dave Rastovich and big wave world record holder Garrett McNamara; appearances by deadly sharks; stories of big wave surfing by night; and an account of how Agatha Christie’s famous disappearance for 11 days in December 1926 might just have been because she was on a surf trip.
Travel from giants like California’s Maverick’s and Maui’s Jaws to tales of Dungeons, dolphins and the derring-do of a man like Colonel ‘Mad Jack’ Churchill, a surfing pioneer. Turn the pages to flick between the left and rights of the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and many strange places in between.
Each compelling tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike and many are illustrated with colour photographs. Alex Wade is a former white-collar boxer, media lawyer and freelance journalist who lives and surfs in Cornwall. As well as running the Surf Nation blog, he regularly contributes to The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and other national newspapers.
Read a sample story at www.wileynautical.com/amazingsurfingstories
Amazing Surfing Stories:
Tales of incredible waves and remarkable riders
By Alex Wade
Available in hardback and eBook editions
Source: Wiley Nautical
Author: Alex Wade
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