Amazing Surfing Stories

Tales of Incredible Waves & Remarkable Riders

Alex Wade

A treasure trove of tales of incredible waves and remarkable riders to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike.
Date Published :
October 2012
Publisher :
Fernhurst Books
Series :
Amazing Stories
Illustration :
16 Halftones, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
ISBN : 9781119942542
Pages : 228
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.26 inches
In stock


This eclectic mix of surfing stories has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong. There are accounts of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph. The bizarre and the extreme rub shoulders with perfect breaks and beautiful beaches. Be thrilled by legendary surfers, as well as learning about local heroes who never made the headlines. Each compelling tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike, and many are illustrated with colour photographs.

About The Author

Alex Wade is a writer, freelance journalist, media lawyer and lecturer. As well as running the Surf Nation blog, Alex has edited and/or contributed columns and features for many national newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent titles, the FT, The Telegraph, Huck, Wavelength, The Surfer's Path, Flush, Coast and Cornwall Today. In 2009, Alex was short-listed as Sports Feature Writer of the Year in the Sports Journalists' Association's awards and he has sat on various occasions as a judge for Coast's annual awards. He was the first UK writer to cover surfing in serious depth for a national newspaper. Alex has travelled the globe extensively in search of the biggest waves and best breaks. He has written about surf breaks from Hawaii and Costa Rica to France and Portugal. Despite a restless life he thinks he has found paradise in West Penwith, Cornwall, UK, where he surfs all year round.


"So accessible and diverting."

- The Times Literary Supplement

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