Books

Surfari

Surfari All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren call of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances – as family, career and provider fatigue threaten to overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age? Shelve all worldly …

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The Surfer and the Mermaid (with Ted Grambeau)

The Surfer and the Mermaid (with Ted Grambeau) The Surfer and the Mermaid is a stunning children’s book bringing together the creative talents of reknowned surf photographer Ted Grambeau, writer Tim Baker, and designer Graham Murdoch and featuring surfer and anti-whaling activist Dave Rastovich, and mermaid-model Hannah Fraser.Ted Grambeau originally shot the images of Rastovich …

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Australia’s Century of Surf

Australia’s Century of Surf Australia’s Century of Surf marks the centenary of the great Hawaiian Olympic swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku’s visit to Australia in 1914. Duke was not the first to ride a surfboard in Australia, but his surfing exhibitions in the Summer of 1914-15 set in motion a great wave of oceanic obsession that …

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THE RIP CURL STORY

THE RIP CURL STORY The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers – Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick and Brian Singer – who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. Bestselling surf writer Tim Baker tells this implausible story in an irresistible series of ripping yarns, offering rich …

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OCCY

Occy Child star at sixteen, ranked third in the world at seventeen, winner of the Pipeline Masters at nineteen – Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the …

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BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR

Bustin’ Down The Door   Bustin’ Down The Door is a story of unfaltering self-belief, of immense hardship and struggle, and of hilariously wild times, as Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew sets off from Australia’s Gold Coast, surfboard under his arm, to conquer the surfing world. From spartan days of living on rice and oats while tackling …

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HIGH SURF

High Surf Tim Baker has profiled the surfing world’s most inspiring characters, encountered over two decades of surf writing, to highlight the life lessons and boundless inspiration to be gained from a lifestyle built around waveriding.  From salty old surf legends to modern pro-surf stars, to surfers from all walks of life – writers, musicians, …

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