Surf For Your Life

Surf For Your Life

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Mick Fanning might only be 28 but he already knows how a lot of things feel that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave through a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo? Have scoliosis so bad you can't get off the floor? Address the NSW state of origin team before a match, bowl to Matty Hayden and have Dave Warner belt you for consecutive sixes? Walk into the bar of a Brasilian hotel dressed only in a bikini to make your mates laugh, only to find your mates have left, and there is only a puzzled bartender staring blankly at you? You'll notice that not all these experiences fall neatly on one side of the ledger of good or bad. Mick's journey so far has definitely been a mixed bag, but it is the extremes of that journey that make him so interesting, and his readiness to learn from each experience and use it as fuel to drive him on that might provide lessons for the rest of us. Mick's only young but he already exudes a quiet wisdom beyond his years, and now he's ready to share it with anyone wanting to further their surfing,
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 26mm | 281.23g
  • Ebury Australia
  • Ferntree Gully, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • 1742750354
  • 9781742750354
  • 43,864

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"Tim Baker may well be the most brilliant and incisive surf writer working today, or on any given day for the last 20 years." --worldprosurfers.com
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About Tim Baker

Tim Baker is a freelance writer based in Currumbin, Queensland, Australia. He is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines, and co-author of "Bustin' Down The Door," the biography of surfing champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew (Harper Collins, 1996, now in its sixth print run). He has also edited and contributed to an anthology of Australian surf writing, "Waves - Great Stories From The Surf," (Harper Collins, 2005) and wrote "High Surf," which profiles the world's most inspiring surfers (Harper Collins, 2007). His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Inside Sport, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, the Bulletin magazine, The Australian Way, Playboy, as well as surfing magazines around the world. He has received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award and been shortlisted for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards. His last book was the mega-successful OCCY, written with surfing legend Mark Occhilupo.
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4 47% (88)
3 16% (31)
2 2% (4)
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