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Stormrider taps rich history of all those travel tales

Stormrider surf stories series



Book Updates 

Stormrider guide launches location-specific stories

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 September, 2014 - Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia brings together the richest, most diverse collection of surf tales ever published about the world’s most wave-blessed archipelago. From 1930s Kuta to today, via the discoveries of iconic waves in the 1970s, adventure, mayhem and mysticism abound. Along the way, shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers.

There are bold, idealistic and tube-blessed characters, as well as heart-warming narratives of love, joy and face-creasing comedy. This anthology charts Indonesia’s invasion by surfers and the profound changes surfing brought to the communities it touched – from surf camps and ‘surf slums’ to the luxury charter boat industry, five-star hotels and the infinite other knock-on effects that continue today. Brought to life with full colour photos and maps, Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia will entertain, educate and motivate anyone who’s ever dreamed the surfer’s dream. 


Editor: Alex Dick Read and Bruce Sutherland

Retail Price : US$19.95, £12.95, 14.95€

318 pages  - 20 maps and 40 illustrations

Details include:

The first geographically specific collection of surf stories ever compiled
Includes stories from every major surf location in Indonesia
Tales of discovery for many of the world’s best waves
Perfect travelling companion or pre-trip research
Excellent cartography for ease of orientation
First in a series of geographically specific Stormrider Surf Stories titles

Contributing Authors include:

Tim Baker
Steve Barilotti 
Chris Binns 
Kathryn Bonella 
Emiliano Cataldi 
Susan Chaplin 
Antony Colas
Alex Dick-Read 
Mike Dugerian 
Matt George
Chris Goodnow 
Phil Goodrich
DC Green
Fabian Haegele 
Yasha Hetzel
Gary John
Stephen Jones
Paul Kennedy 
Richard E. Lewis 
Gerry Lopez
Kevin Lovett 
Hanabeth Luke
Leo Maxam
John McGroder 
Jess Ponting
Matt Pruett
Ketut Sarjana Putra 
Bruce Sutherland 


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