Maverick’s: The Story of Big Wave Surfing

Maverick’s: The Story of Big Wave Surfing

Autor: Matt Warshaw

on Mrz 20, 13
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Mavericks Matt Warshaw 300x364 Mavericks: The Story of Big Wave SurfingWith its massive faces, punishing rocks, and treacherous currents, Maverick’s presents a surfing challenge like no other. Author Matt Warshaw has updated his critically acclaimed illustrated history of Maverick’s to cover important recent developments, and we’ve added a fresh new cover to kick this edition off in style. ‘A fascinating account,’ to quote Surfer magazine, it takes ‘a cue from Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm…Warshaw focused on a single event…and expands on it to illuminate an entire culture and its world beyond waves.’ The event was the death of celebrated surfer Mark Foo, one of those who congregate every winter to test themselves in the dark, foreboding waters. And what unfolds in Maverick’s is no less than the story of big-wave surfing, from its ancient Hawaiian origins to modern tow-in riders. It’s a book to be enjoyed not only by those who surf deep in the waves, but also by those whose taste for adventure is satisfied deep in the pages of a very good book.

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