The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean - Susan Casey

Once you get caught in the undertow of THE WAVE (Doubleday, $27.95), it’s hard to stop turning the pages and head for dry land. Susan Casey, a part-time resident of Maui, introduces the colorful world of surfers whose search for high risk and adventure leads them to last-minute standby flights around the world to chase and ride rogue waves: walls of water that can rise more than 100 feet. These massive wave-walls sink about ten bulk carriers a year.  So great is the ocean’s raw power that surfers have had to improvise a new method called tow-surfing that involves a buddy on jet skis.  Don’t try this without health insurance.  Surfing guru Laird Hamilton stopped counting at 1,000 the number of stitches from his surfing injuries. Casey pauses long enough in this fast-paced narrative to interject some of the good science and geology behind these rogue waves.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780767928854
Availability: Backordered
Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2011