Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea
Author: Jaimal Yogis
Fed up with suburban teenage life, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard.
His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries and the icy New York shore.
Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer's tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great salty blue.