Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Good Life in High Water

Surf's Up
Susan Casey's new book The Wave is a fast and enjoyable read especially if your fantasy dreams include living on a tropical isle under a surfboard and watching waves until you are completely stoked. Although the book purports to be about oceans on the rise and environmentally altered waves of enormous proportions (a mountain top could become beachfront), it's really about Laird Hamilton and his worldwide surfing adventures.

Pair this book with fluffy films about surfing, including Lords of Dogtown (surfboards to skateboards), Blue Crush (teen surfer girl) and for kids, Surf's Up (surfing penguins).

And if, by chance, you don't know who Laird Hamilton is, give a look...

Post by Phil Carr