This eclectic mix has something for everyone, from classic tales of monster waves and epic battles to stories of when life among the breakers goes wrong.
There are accounts of death and disaster, as well as bravery and triumph. The bizarre and the extreme rub shoulders with perfect breaks and beautiful beaches.
There are fascinating encounters with surfing's true characters, men like Dave Rastovich and big wave world record holder Garrett McNamara; appearances by deadly sharks; stories of big wave surfing by night; and an account of how Agatha Christie's famous disappearance for 11 days in December 1926 might just have been because she was on a surf trip.
Travel from giants like California's Maverick's and Maui's Jaws to tales of Dungeons, dolphins, and the derring-do of a man like Colonel "Mad Jack" Churchill.
Turn the pages to flick between the left and rights of Britain, Europe, the USA, Australia, and many strange places in between.
Each compelling tale has been chosen to stoke the fire of armchair surfers and hardcore wave-riders alike, and some are illustrated with color photographs.
Author: Alex Wade
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Wiley Nautical
Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds