Chasing Waves: A Surfer's Tale of Obsessive Wandering: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jun 3, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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'The people, the places, the loves, the losses, and the aching curiosity about one's own destiny and motivationsit's all rendered here in strong, fresh prose. This beautiful, worthy book has a place in every surf-literature home library, and is doubtless just the beginning of a great writer's career.'' Daniel Duane, author of Caught Inside ''A sense of freedom, overcoming fears, discovering new cultures, dealing with love, the exciting, unexplainable feeling of riding a wave this is what Chasing Waves is all about.'' Mary Osborne, pro surfer and co-author of Surf Sister SURF-SATURATED DAYDREAMS In Chasing Waves, Amy Waeschle shares her globe-trotting adventures and chronicles her evolution from a nervous newbie to a self-confident and skillful surfer: Cramming into a hot bus near Playa Linda, Mexico, clutching a beat-up foam body board. Quivering, blue-lipped, on a rocky beach after a session in Vancouver Island's icy swells. Braving explosions of ocean spray and hanging out with ski bums in Fiji. Discovering small villages and the essence of ''pura vida'' in Costa Rica. Finding a quick surf fix off the coast of Sicily ... For Waeschle, surfing is more of a feeling than a sport, a response to the freedom and grace of riding waves. And in the course of her surfing odyssey, she learns to balance love and family with her surf lust. Amy Waeschle is a freelance writer and photographer whose work has appeared in Surf Life for Women, Surfline.com , The Seattle Times, and the Patagonia catalog. She lives in the state of Washington with her husband and daughter.
 

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Contents

WHY BOYFRIENDS MAKE TERRIBLE SURF INSTRUCTORS 1 2 FEET LIKE BLOCKS OF ICE HEART REDHOT WITH JOY 12 3 SURF LESS...
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CANADIAN GIRLS GONE WILD IN BAJA
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HOW TO SURF YOUR BRAINS OUT IN COSTA RICA
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POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE BEAUTY AND SOLITUDE
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COSTA RICA REVISITED
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YES VIRGINIA THERE REALLY ARE WAVES IN SICILY 194 10 BIG WAVE SEASON IN MOROCCO THE COME SEE
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AND BABY MAKES THREE
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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