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Ghost Wave
Author: Chris Dixon

ISBN: 9780733628955
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 25 October 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5 x 2.5
Description:
The incredible stories and photos behind the death-defying surfers who scaled the biggest wave in the world.

In GHOST WAVE, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motley brotherhood of argumentative, damaged, brave and quirky margin walkers who discovered and scaled the tallest mountain in the sea. Along the way, he'll show how these pioneering wave-addicts changed our very understanding of the science of surfing, while giving sea-level credence to environmentalists' fears that the weather is indeed going haywire.

GHOST WAVE is the result of extensive interviews not only with these surfers and those close to them, but also with psychologists who provide insights into their strange addiction to deadly waves. Dixon draws on the knowledge of oceanographers and meteorologists as well as emulating his own experience as a lifelong surfer.

'The object of my obsession for the past few years has been a sunken island 100 miles off the southern California coast called the Cortes Bank. On just the right swells, in just the right conditions, the three foot deep summit of this mile-high mountaintop prod...

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