Surfing's Greatest Misadventures: Dropping in on the Unexpected

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Paul Diamond, Tyler McMahon
Casagrande Press LLC, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 282 pages
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The true stories in this one-of-a-kind collection cross the spectrum from terrifying to comical to downright bizarre. It prepares you for the most gripping and unbelievable stories about big waves, shark attacks, tsunamis, boating disasters, devastating wipeouts, pranks, and bad judgment calls. These thirty tales, by surf journalists, filmmakers, magazine editors, watermen, and everyday surfers, illuminate the less enchanting aspects of a life committed to surf.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Bethany Hamilton and the Teeth of the Tiger
The Hazards of Recreational Lying
Diary of a Shark Attack
The Place Where Anything Wrong Comes to Death
In a Place Called Transkei
Heavy Water
Lesson Six
Laughing to Disaster
Aftershock
Under the Buzzard Wing
Equatorial Lines
Bad Juju
My First Day in Bali
Paybacks
Fraidy Cat

Baptism with Bradshaw
Three Portraits of Sumatra
Four Wipeouts That Changed the Way We Surf
Ten Days
Birds of Timor
Corsica to Elba
Permutations of a Bohemian Bubble Chaser
Miki Goes to the Movies
RF
Trestles Memories
Lost Cause in El Salvador
Crossing the Line
Homeless Surf Challenge
The Idiot Savant
On Life and Death in the Ocean
Contributors
Editors
Bibliography
Rights
Acknowledgments
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