Surf, Sweat and Tears

Surf, Sweat and Tears PDF Author: Andy Martin
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 1682192334
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 270

Book Description
“I don’t normally read books about surfers, but this is like Truman Capote, with shorts.” —Lee Child “Andy Martin, to his immense credit, knows that surfers are misfits and accidental comics, as well as great athletes.” —Matt Warshaw “A sublime mixing of stoke and sorrow, hedonism and the macabre—skillfully and deftly penned by someone who had, and still has, intimate access to many of the key players." —Tom Anderson, author of Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave This is the true story of Ted, Viscount Deerhurst, the son of the Earl of Coventry and an American ballerina who dedicated his life to becoming a professional surfer. Surfing was a means of escape, from England, from the fraught charges of nobility, from family, and, often, from his own demons. Ted was good on the board, but never made it to the very highest ranks of a sport that, like most, treats second-best as nowhere at all. He kept on surfing, ending up where all surfers go to live or die, the paradise of Hawaii. There, in search of the “perfect woman,” he fell in love with a dancer called Lola, who worked in a Honolulu nightclub. The problem with paradise, as he was soon to discover, is that gangsters always get there first. Lola already had a serious boyfriend, a man who went by the name of Pit Bull. Ted was given fair warning to stay away. But he had a besetting sin, for which he paid the heaviest price: He never knew when to give up. Surf, Sweat and Tears takes us into the world of global surfing, revealing a dark side beneath the dazzling sun and cream-crested waves. Here is surf noir at its most compelling, a dystopian tale of one man’s obsessions, wiped out in a grisly true crime.

Surf, Sweat and Tears

Surf, Sweat and Tears PDF Author: Andy Martin
Publisher: OR Books
ISBN: 1682192334
Category : True Crime
Languages : en
Pages : 270

Book Description
“I don’t normally read books about surfers, but this is like Truman Capote, with shorts.” —Lee Child “Andy Martin, to his immense credit, knows that surfers are misfits and accidental comics, as well as great athletes.” —Matt Warshaw “A sublime mixing of stoke and sorrow, hedonism and the macabre—skillfully and deftly penned by someone who had, and still has, intimate access to many of the key players." —Tom Anderson, author of Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave This is the true story of Ted, Viscount Deerhurst, the son of the Earl of Coventry and an American ballerina who dedicated his life to becoming a professional surfer. Surfing was a means of escape, from England, from the fraught charges of nobility, from family, and, often, from his own demons. Ted was good on the board, but never made it to the very highest ranks of a sport that, like most, treats second-best as nowhere at all. He kept on surfing, ending up where all surfers go to live or die, the paradise of Hawaii. There, in search of the “perfect woman,” he fell in love with a dancer called Lola, who worked in a Honolulu nightclub. The problem with paradise, as he was soon to discover, is that gangsters always get there first. Lola already had a serious boyfriend, a man who went by the name of Pit Bull. Ted was given fair warning to stay away. But he had a besetting sin, for which he paid the heaviest price: He never knew when to give up. Surf, Sweat and Tears takes us into the world of global surfing, revealing a dark side beneath the dazzling sun and cream-crested waves. Here is surf noir at its most compelling, a dystopian tale of one man’s obsessions, wiped out in a grisly true crime.

Surfing South Africa

Surfing South Africa PDF Author: Steve Pike
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781770131187
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 280

Book Description
A follow-up to the classic "Surfing in South Africa", this is a new book, completely revised and updated. Written by Spike (Steve Pike), founder of the cult surfing website Wavescape.co.za, it comprises chapters on history, big waves, spots, culture, travel, oceanography, sharks (including a timeline of shark attacks) and a hilarious 'Surfrican' slang glossary. The book is illustrated with 180 graphics, cartoons and photographs. You will find quirky descriptions of surf spots along almost 3,000 km of coast (watch out for the razor-toothed tortoise), a photo essay of surfing personalities by acclaimed photographer Harry de Zitter, as well as colourful journalism from top writers covering subjects connected to the surfing lifestyle. The full-colour book, which is 110 pages bigger than the previous book, is an indispensable resource. Images come from top South African photographers, such as Barry Tuck, Tom Peschak, Michael Dei-Cont, Andy Mason, Lance Slabbert, Brenton Geach, and Pierre Marqua. The contributors of words added spice to an eclectic mix of culture and science. An original piece by Paul Botha forms the backbone to a much-expanded history chapter. Tom Peschak adds gravitas to issues around sharks and conservation. The brave life of John Whitmore is poignantly remembered by Tony Heard. Ross Frylinck gives gritty insights into the forlorn splendour of the Diamond Coast. Tongue in cheek, Gideon Malherbe uncovers our surfing addiction. Henri du Plessis provides a profile of a committed exponent of that addiction. Tony Weaver eloquently tackles the challenge of sharing the sea with sharks. Ben Trovato romps through issues around surfing evolution and lifeguards in skimpy Speedos.

Would You Rather?

Would You Rather? PDF Author: Chris Higgins
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444902113
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272

Book Description
Flick loves to play Would you Rather? with her friends: Daddy or chips? Boyfriend or career? Snog or marry? Life is all about the choices you make, and all around her Flick watches her family grapple with life-altering decisions. When Flick's dad discovers that he's adopted, so begins a mystery that leads him to a long lost secret at the very heart of their family - one that leads back to a choice that was made many years ago, and once uncovered, will rock Flick's world ...

Harlequin Superromance May 2015 Box Set

Harlequin Superromance May 2015 Box Set PDF Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460391233
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
Harlequin® Superromance brings you four new novels for one great price, available now! Experience powerful relationships that deliver a strong emotional punch and a guaranteed happily ever after. This Superromance box set includes The Rancher's Dream by Kathleen O'Brien, One More Night by Jennifer McKenzie, Catching Her Rival by Lisa Dyson and Her Hawaiian Homecoming by USA TODAY bestselling author Cara Lockwood. Enjoy more story and more romance from Harlequin® Superromance with 4 new novels every month!

The Year of Saying Yes Part 3

The Year of Saying Yes Part 3 PDF Author: Hannah Doyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472241282
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 96

Book Description
Join Izzy in Part 3 of the THE YEAR OF SAYING YES. The complete novel is now also available to buy. 'Funny, modern and motivational, The Year of Saying Yes is the kick-up-the-backside feel-good read we all could do with! LOVED IT. #yessquad' Lisa Dickenson THE YEAR OF SAYING YES by Hannah Doyle will make you dirty-laugh, feel warm and fuzzy, and rediscover life's magic - all thanks to one little word: yes. Fans of Mhairi McFarlane's WHO'S THAT GIRL, Sophie Kinsella's MY NOT SO PERFECT LIFE, Anna Bell's THE BUCKET LIST TO MEND A BROKEN HEART and Joanna Bolouri's THE LIST, you're in for a real treat. Dear Readers Ahoy there! Welcome to Part Three of my 'Year of Saying Yes' which is shaping up to be a corker. I've been chock-a-block with your dares: - I'm now a health guru (I officially know what an 'alfafa sprout' is... bow before me) - I faced my fears and shared my wisdom with others #realtalk - After years of resenting Princess Perfect Pants - aka my sister, Olivia - we finally made up. In Paris, no less. Très bon! But it hasn't all been green smoothies and gadding about in gay Paris. There I was, floating on Cloud Nine with the man I thought was my dream guy until I crashed down to earth with a big fat bump when I discovered a big fat secret. Ouch. But don't fear, ye of little faith! New Izzy is made of tough stuff. Right? Love Izzy xx Stay tuned! Up next Izzy says yes to her hardest challenges yet. She learns to be brutally honest, sassy as hell , and brave in matters of the heart... Everyone is loving THE YEAR OF SAYING YES: 'Hilarious' Bella magazine 'The most excellent and humorous book I have read in a very long time' Dreaming With Open Eyes 'Fun, hilarious and witty' Escapades of a Bookworm 'SO good, so hilarious, so light-hearted and full of laugh-out-loud moments' On My Bookshelf 'A bundle of laughs from the very first page' The Book Magnet '4% in, I was already laughing out loud and snorting ... the other 96% just kept getting better' The Writing Garnet 'Fabulous and fun' By The Letter Book Reviews 'A hilarious, light hearted read' BrizzleLass Books 'A breath of fresh air, that made me laugh and smile the whole way through' Kelly's Book Corner 'Had me hook, line and sinker' Shaz's Book Blog 'I highly encourage everyone to pick up this story (say yes to it!)' Alba In Bookland

Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Surf by Day, Jam by Night PDF Author: Ash Grunwald
Publisher: Pantera Press
ISBN: 1925700453
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 416

Book Description
Surf by Day, Jam by Night is seasoned bluesman and surfer Ash Grunwald’s deep dive into the extraordinary. Ash takes to the road, interviewing 15 of the world’s top surfer–musicians. From Kelly Slater to Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Johnson to Dave Rastovich, Pete Murray to G. Love and many more, like Ash, these are people doing life their own way. Soulful and candid, these conversations offer insights into the lives and minds of some masters of both surfing and music. Spanning stories of heavy wipe-outs and heaving crowds and riffs on style, the flow state, career longevity and jamming vs shredding, this book is an often light-hearted, wide-ranging meditation on what it really takes to live your dreams. If you’ve ever found yourself in any kind of rut and wondered if there’s something more out there, here’s a call to wake up, take your life into your hands and dare to follow your passions.

Tides

Tides PDF Author: Mara Oudenes-Cruz Ramos
Publisher: Mara Oudenes-Cruz Ramos
ISBN: 9402131736
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description
Sun, sand and waves, three words that summarize what life is like at Sea Glass Beach. The normally quiet village is hosting a surfing festival with the biggest names and brands in the sport. The Kalani siblings; a lawyer and an instructor, and their friends; an investor and a librarian, are surrounded by new visitors, unexpected situations and a tide of emotions as they find themselves as amateur contestants in the world of professional surfing.

Venting, Somebody Had to Say It

Venting, Somebody Had to Say It PDF Author: Harry Webster
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557454220
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 284

Book Description
If you are a Tea Party Supporter, a Baby Boomer, or a Grass Root Independent, you will find Venting, amusing, and thought provoking. Venting is a book of over two hundred and fifty short topics about real life observations. Topics such as; American haters, Bailouts, Celebrity rehab, Common sense, Christmas attacks, Death penalty, Fear, Immigration, Old farts, Rednecks, Sanctuary cities, Stupid lawsuits, Stop or I’ll shoot, Tasers, and Obama overload. Venting was written by someone, perhaps like you, who doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry about today’s society. This book is for the average American who loves their family, loves their country and questions the path our society is on. Some topics will make you laugh, smile, and think. Some topics will make you shake your head. Some actually make common sense. All in all, an enjoyable read. Be careful, for this book could start you Venting!!!!!

Maui Snow

Maui Snow PDF Author: Peggy Farrell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450248071
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 364

Book Description
Just two weeks out of the loony bin, journalist Willow Finnegan finds herself at the center of a murder investigation. Bill and Angela Priest are dead, and Willow, still struggling to control the flashbacks from her last assignment in Iraq, has somehow landed in the middle of their living room holding an open cell phone dialing 911 and soaked in a lapful of Angela's blood. She leaves the Society Hill house with Angela's diamond ring, an old surfboard depicting clues to the whereabouts of an even rarer diamond, and way too many gaps in her memory. To fill in the blanks, Willow heads to Hawaii. Before long she finds herself immersed in the massive waves of the Bonzai Pipeline and the manic lives of the surfers who live and work there. As the murders pile up and the competition for Pipe Master's Crown heats up, Willow begins to doubt everyone involvedincluding herself.

Stand Out Agressively

Stand Out Agressively PDF Author: Xia ShiXiaoDiao
Publisher: Funstory
ISBN: 1649350236
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
Godly Doctor Ye Qiao was able to use a silver needle to pick up a dead person's flesh and bones, but because of a wild fox's sudden intrusion, he was struck to death by lightning. He would pass out just like that. Furthermore, he was going to be framed by his own woman to become a murderer, imprisoned, beaten up, and had his face ruined ... But it didn't matter, the Godly Doctor could cut off his own bones and pull out the entire beautiful skin, returning to the performing arts world. Of course, the first thing to do was to kill the woman who betrayed him. Married an old man who wanted to be the CEO's wife? Fine, I'll marry your stepson, take your son, steal your company, drive you out, and let you retire with honor in advance!