Exhilarating and funny, this memoir of a quest for the perfect wave includes a fascinating outsiders' view of America, as well as an account of a rich friendship
Two childhood friends from small-town Wales meet in Miami for a summer road trip they've always dreamed ofto chase the swell of a hurricane all the way up the East Coast in search of once-in-a-lifetime surf. As they follow Hurricane Dean, they also embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery and a travel experience like no other. Mixing the humor of Sideways with the extreme conditions of The Perfect Storm, this quirky travelogue is destined to become a cult classic.
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About the Author
Tom Anderson is a successful competitive surfer who writes regularly for several surfing magazines and is the author of the surfing travelogue Riding the Magic Carpet.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
it's good to see something in the media on surfing by someone who knows a little about surfing. i've never seen a movie, for instance, that comes within a mile of capturing the essence. so this is a good book and i enjoyed it. but mr. anderson--the east coast, florida? are you kidding me? east coast surf is crap. hatteras has some waves, north of that has juice, but who wants it seeing it's frozen concentrate. and florida surf is pure junk. i'm a floridian. the vast majority of time it's wind swells at inlets. east coast surf is far too fickle to drive up it waiting for a hurricane. you wait for the hurricane, where it's headed, and then you catch a flight. but a fun read you wales wanker.