Serge Dedina's Book: Surfing The Border
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 1 February, 2015 - In his new book, Surfing the Border, longtime surfer, conservationist and Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina goes on a journey into the world of surf culture and travels around the globe to highlight how surfing connects us to the increasingly scarce natural and cultural niches that remain.
Dedina is an award-winning conservationist who learned to surf in the 1970s in Imperial Beach, California. A former ocean lifeguard, he has lived and surfed in Mexico, El Salvador, Morocco, England, Spain, Peru, Australia, and France.
These experiences, and his career as a coastal conservationist, form Dedina’s view of surfers as “outsiders on the edge of civilization who are able to experience life beyond borders.” In the book Dedina writes about his travels with WILDCOAST to Cabo Pulmo, Sayulita, Barra de Potosi and the sea-turtle filled coast of Oaxaca.
On January 28, Dedina presented Surfing the Border, at a packed house at the Pier South Resort in Imperial Beach and will be carrying out a book tour in California and Mexico. Previous books by Dedina include Saving the Gray Whale and Wild Sea: Eco-Wars and Surf Stories from the Coast of the Californias.