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Surfing Brilliant Corners
Author: Sam Bleakley

ISBN: 9780906720806
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31 May 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.0 x 17.0 x 1.5
Surfing Brilliant Corners details a decade of extreme global
surf travel by professional longboarder Sam Bleakley,
illustrated with stunning photographs by John Callahan. It
takes surfing beyond the waves and packaged surf tourism to
a wider sense of place and cultural identity. Sam travels
from his birthplace in West Cornwall to Indonesia and the
Philippines; through vibrant West African highlife in Ghana,
to war-damaged Liberia; to Mauritania, where landmines
litter access to some of the best waves on the planet; to a
serene Buddhist oasis in Communist China; to Ecuador, Oman
and Haiti, whose complex culture seeps into his psyche and
captures his heart. He looks deep into the jet-black eye of
a surfacing shark in Kenya, and faces a stacked set of
foaming lips during typhoon surf in South Korea. Celebrating
Thelonious Monk's 1950s album Brilliant Corners, Sam
explores how, like great jazz musicians, talented surfers
use invention, complex rhythm, timing and spontaneity to
turn impossible waves into beautiful and challengi...

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