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Amazing Surfing Stories

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Going to extremes / Tragic tales / When the big stuff bites / Gonzo interlude / contests and communities / worldwide waves / obsession / inspiration

About the Author

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. He covers diverse areas as a freelance journalist and has written columns for The Independent on Sunday, and Flush magazine on boxing, legal life and poker. Alex has travelled the globe extensively. He has written about New York, Albania and Kazakhstan; Barbados, Ireland and Andalucia; Captain Cook country, Mexico and Francis Ford Coppola's retreats in Belize and Guatemala. Despite a restless life he thinks he's found paradise in West Penwith, Cornwall, where he lives with his wife Karen, an accomplished abstract artist, and their two sons.


'Expect an exhilarating ride alongside surfing legends.' (Coast, September 2012) 'With tales of monster waves, deadly sharks and perfect breaks, this book alone gets every surfer stoked -- even if there isn't a wave in the sea' (Cornwall Today, December 2012) 'Entertainingly written and painstakingly researched there's something for everyone' (Carve Surfing, February 2013)

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