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, aid workers, ethicists – the common theme in all these surfers’ lives is how their personal journeys have been shaped and informed by their experiences in the ocean.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS, PURE SURF WISDOM.
“There’s an exquisite exhilaration in finding a writer you can really learn something from. We spend so much time reading information that’s devoid of wisdom. We’re information junkies. Information is important, but wisdom is more important – and also more rare. I was blessed to come into contact with Tim Baker’s High Surf recently, a very wise compilation of Baker’s profiles of the most intriguing modern surf personalities, from Kelly Slater to Tim Winton to Dave Rastovich, and many more. With my own deadlines looming, I can’t write a worthy review at the moment, but even better than anything I could say about the book, check out this short graph below from the introduction. It’s just a taste of how Baker will make you look at wave riding — and life — in an entirely new light.” Jaimal Yogis, author of Saltwater Buddha, All Our Waves Are Water and The Fear Project.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS, INCREDIBLE!
“Tim Baker is an amazing writer and having been in the surf industry for years, he interviews the top performers in the lifestyle/sport. This is a must have for any serious surfer.” Glenn Sakamoto, Liquid Salt magazine.