A Wave Away: A Line-Up of Surfing's Most Amazing Locations

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HarperCollins Publishers Australia, 2008 - Surfers - 295 pages
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In A Wave Away‚€š surfer and author Matt Griggs escapes to some of the planet‚€2s most intriguing surfing locations. From far‚ˆ’off places such as Israel‚€š Chile and Spain‚€š to the more commonly known beach breaks in Hawaii‚€š New Zealand‚€š France and South Africa‚€š he and his friends from the surfing world explore the landscape as well as the swell. Join Matt for the ride as he finds Ireland‚€2s most unlikely surf spot at the bottom of the Cliffs of Moher; hear Kelly Slater riffing about life‚€š the universe‚€š and pursuit by paparazzi; and paddle out into the line‚ˆ’up with Aussie world champ Mick Fanning as he takes on J‚ˆ’Bay in South Africa‚€š then travels to a shanty town to support a woman stricken with AIDS. From Mexico to Indonesia‚€š Argentina to New Caledonia‚€š Japan to Norway‚€š Matt Griggs writes with passion and humour about lifestyles‚€š cultures‚€š and crossing the globe to find the perfect wave.

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About the author (2008)

Matt Griggs is a former championship surfing tour competitor who has surfed with some of the greatest names in the sport. He is now a journalist for the influential surfing magazine Tracks.

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