- 02 June 2012 | Surfing
"Swell: A Year of Waves" is the newest surf book by Evan Slater and Peter Taras. The book which documents the four swell-generating areas of the world and tracks how those areas send out swell to the far corners of the globe.
"Swell: A Year of Waves" proves 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.
The new book is filled with beautiful imagery and well-written words and will make a great addition to your coffee table. 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 traces the swell 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.
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.
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.