The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing
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|Format:||Hardback, 320 pages|
|Other Information: ||8 page colour photo insert|
|Published In: ||United States, 26 June 2009|
"Fierce Heart" is the biography of a community and a portrait of its people. Although Makaha is a small, isolated town on the Western coast of Oahu, it has produced some of the most intriguing Hawaiians of the twentieth century: world-class surfers Buffalo Keaulana and his sons Rusty and Brian; beautiful skin diver and surfing pro Rell Sunn; and, larger than life singer and songwriter Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. What connects them is a love for their culture, their people, and various kinds of water sports. "Fierce Heart" combines stories of exciting big wave surfing competitions, dramatic water rescues, deep friendships, and touching family portraits with a look at the history and origins of one of the world's most thrilling extreme sports.
"Fierce Heart" is a memorable collection of stories about a unique place and a cast of characters that truly define modern Hawaiian culture and the spirit of aloha."--Shaun Tomson, World Champion Surfer and author of "Surfer's Code" and "Bustin' Down the Door"
" ""Be warned, this edgy, fast-paced book is like surfing a Makaha wave - once you take off, there's no turning back - once you start reading "Fierce Heart," you will be unable to put it down. "Fierce Heart" 's wisdom will linger with you for a very long time, and you will never look at your own life the same way again."--Sandra Kimberly Hall, author of "Duke: A Great Hawaiian"
""Fierce Heart" shines a light onto the world's best-known, least-understood surf break." --Matt Warshaw, author of "Maverick's" and "The Encyclopedia of Surfing"
"The spiritual home of the traditional, ocean-based culture of Oahu's West Side is at Makaha, where the bonds of community have been nurtured and tested by the surf. Stuart Colemana
|Publisher: ||Saint Martin's Press Inc.|
|Dimensions: ||21.08 x 14.22 x 3.3 centimeters (0.46 kg)|