Swell: A Year of Waves

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Chronicle Books, Apr 27, 2012 - Photography - 144 pages
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Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in this breathtaking collection of wave photography. Slater characterizes four distinct swells from different corners of the globe and traces their journeys throughout the year from storm to seashore. His reflective, informative essays amplify these powerful images of hundreds of waves frozen in time, beautiful, simple, universal, yet wholly unique—and the best thing to watch on the planet.

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Review: Swell: A Year of Waves

User Review  - Dan Ward - Goodreads

I checked this book out from the library before a trip to Hawaii hoping to know a little bit more about where the waves come from and the science behind it. All I know now is a LITTLE bit. This is ... Read full review

Review: Swell: A Year of Waves

User Review  - Isaac Baker - Goodreads

Great coffee table book. The book is packed with beautiful pictures of waves in various stages of life, along with short (perhaps too short for the wave nerds) descriptions of how waves form and how ... Read full review


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Evan Slater is the former editor of Surfing magazine and a big wave surfer. He now works at Hurley and lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.

Peter Taras is the photo editor of Surfing magazine. When he's not picking images for his publication, he's shooting them. He lives in Encinitas, California, with his girlfriend.

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