All for a Few Perfect Waves

All for a Few Perfect Waves : The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora

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For twenty years, Miki "Da Cat" Dora was the king of Malibu surfers--a dashing, enigmatic rebel who dominated the waves, ruled his peers' imaginations, and who still inspires the fantasies of wannabes to this day. And yet, Dora railed against surfing's sudden post-Gidget popularity and the overcrowding of his once empty waves, even after this avid sportsman, iconoclast, and scammer of wide repute ran afoul of the law and led the FBI on a remarkable seven-year chase around the globe in 1974. The New York Times named him "the most renegade spirit the sport has yet to produce" and Vanity Fair called him "a dark prince of the beach." To fully capture Dora's never-before-told story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing hundreds of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers, and fellow surfers to uncover the untold truth about surfing's most outrageous practitioner, charismatic antihero, committed loner, and enduring mystery.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 155 x 229 x 24mm | 540g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060773332
  • 9780060773335
  • 165,754

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" In times like these it turns out not only is there an oral history of Miki Dora, there must be. Great reportage."--Stephen Gaghan, surfer, screenwriter/director (Traffic, Syriana)
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