Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

by Garrett McNamara, Karen Karbo

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ISBN-13: 9780062343598
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Garrett Mcnamara holds the Guinness record for surfing the world’s largest wave, in addition to garnering numerous first-place wins in professional competitions around the world. He is the first foreigner ever to be awarded the prestigious Vasco de Gama Medal of Honor from the Portuguese Navy. McNamara splits his time between Hawaii, Portugal, and the rest of the world, where he explores with his family.


Karen Karbo is the author of 14 award-winning novels, memoirs, and works of nonfiction. Her adult novels have all been named New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her genre-bending Kick Ass Women series, including the international best seller The Gospel According to Coco Chanel, mingles biography, memoir, philosophy, humor, and self-help to examine how we should live. Her most recent book, In Praise of Difficult Women, was an national bestseller. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in Elle, Vogue, Marie Claire, Outside, O, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon.com, and other magazines.  Visit her online at karenkarbo.com. 

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Wipeout 1

Part I

Escape Artist 11

Luther Burbank 13

Watermelon Seed on My Ding Dong 18

Mad Bob 21

In God's Hands, More or Less 26

Gitana 31

Tortilla and Butter, Please 38

Skyline 42

Wolf 45

Christ Family 50

In the Wind 55

Five Brothers 59

Uncooperative and Unruly 68

Cement City 74

Fatties 80

Lost at Threes 86

The Dreaded 7 91

Hurricane 95

Da Karma 99

Gustavo the Peruvian 103

Pipe 111

Part II

Going Pro 119

Making the Most of the Japanese Invasion 124

Nami Oki (Surf's Up) 128

My Brother Becomes the One to Watch 133

Something Bad Happens 139

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up 145

Doldrums 150

Tow-in Now 158

Family Guy 165

Garrett McNamara, Shopkeeper 171

Part III

Blueprint 179

Jaw 186

Hound of the Sea 197

Teahupo'o 203

Barreled 208

Dryland Life 214

Glacierized 221

Enchanted Evening 229

Nazaré, meu coração 237

Seventy-Eight Feet 251

Incident at Cortes Bank 258

Big Mama 267

Dharma 274

Acknowledgments 287

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Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom. 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
katsindiebookblog More than 1 year ago
***I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book for my honest review & I thank the publishers Harper Collins NZ*** Considering I hardly ever pick biographical books when I was given the catalogue for reviews from #HarperCollinsNZ the first thing that grabbed my eye was the cover, as a keen photographer it just drew me in to look closer, that #wave, its like #epic (I am channeling my latent #surferchick vibe, can you tell) I LOVE the sea, having been born on the East Coast of England, and then moving to NZ and also living even nearer the sea (200m away) I then lived on the coast of Queensland for 3 years, and now I am back in Invercargill, and drive to Bluff twice a day and I do enjoy the ever-changing view of the sea. My goal is to get back to living with a #seaview again soon. I have always wanted to learn to surf (and I decided to add it to my bucket list after reading this book) OK I doubt I will ride waves as big as Garrett does, but the thing is I've been glued to this book, and it is not just because it's about #surfing, because although it is, it is also about striving for your #dreams #goals and the main lesson I got from reading this book is that you #neverquit. It was a truly inspirational read, at first, the book had my eyebrows raised, his childhood is like off the scale opposite to myself and my husband's, I couldn't imagine how he and his brothers did not fall foul of a sticky end. BUT I do think his unusual upbringing had something to do with the way he looks at life. He talks candidly about his life, the highs and lows, the pages were full of stories that showed his Passion, commitment, friendship, loyalty and honesty. He lives for the moment, for all the possibilities, to pursue your dreams no matter they be big or small. Quote: Fear is a choice, something we manufacture in our in our minds. When we think about the past or the future we become afraid. We're afraid because we remember when something bad happened before and we're scared it's going to happen again. If we are in the moment and enjoying the moment and making the best of the moment, there is no fear. I think the one thing I will take from reading this book is that even when everything was going wrong, he still carried on... this has had an effect on me, So I will keep picking myself up as life throws its spanners in my life, smile and enjoy the journey down this road called life.