Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

'Occy was always a missile going hyperspeed, about to blow up at any moment. - it's true of so many highly intelligent or gifted people . . .

All of his passion was put into his surfing.

Child star at sixteen, ranked third in the world at seventeen, winner of the Pipeline Masters at nineteen - Mark
Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical,
spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing.

Yet a spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just twenty-two.

Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing and manic breakdowns followed, as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, in his so-called 'Elvis period',

Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to
tackle a whole new generation of surf stars.

His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999, sixteen years after his career began, is a sporting
fairytale without equal.

Now for the first time, in his own words, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall and miraculous rebirth in this moving book of his life.

"By going down so hard, by fully falling apart, he was able to give himself longevity. It's like the Buddhist teachings about birth and death - something has to die for new birth
to happen, and that happens inside us too. Occy was the ultimate example of that." Tom Carroll.

"I think it's one of the great sports stories of all time."
Kelly Slater

The book is in excellent condition and still has the Dymocks price sticker
on the back of $39.99 so this price is a bargain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Qx1kLMItc
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • courier deliveery$7.50
  • Seller does not allow pick-ups
  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment options

  • Cash