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Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia

by Alex Dick-Read, Bruce Sutherland

Part of the Stormrider Surf Stories Series

Stormrider Surf Stories Indonesia Synopsis

Choosing the right travelling companion for that trip of a lifetime is a tough task, yet Stormrider Surf Stories makes life easy by offering something for everyone who is on a journey of enlightenment through Indonesia. This compendium of short stories brings together some of the finest tales of discovery, adventure and hardship from every corner of this surf-blessed archipelago. Join the pioneers and share their experiences as they hack their way through the jungles of Nias, the Mentawai Islands, G-Land, Sumbawa and Sumba, searching for the perfect wave around the next headland. Feel the terror as survivors recount their flirtation with disasters as big as the Boxing Day tsunami and Bali bombings or as small and personal as getting lost or falling overboard. Learn what it was really like in the early '70s on the sleepy island of Bali or jump in a sampan for a magical mystery tour of the far-flung Mentawai islands, decades before the modern, luxury, charter boats appeared. Shipwrecks, tsunamis, volcanoes, bombs, beatings, malaria and death are all cheated by an intrepid cast of trailblazers and chancers, but it's not all danger and mayhem as there are also some heart-warming narratives of love, joy and face-creasing comedy. This compendium of Stormrider Surf Stories will delight both the road-weary Indo traveller and the inquisitive intern, looking for a good ol' yarn to read during the next flat spell.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781908520340
Publication date: 7th January 2014
Author: Alex Dick-Read, Bruce Sutherland
Publisher: Low Pressure Publishing an imprint of Low Pressure Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 318 pages
Categories: Surfing, windsurfing, water skiing,

About Alex Dick-Read, Bruce Sutherland

Alex Dick-Read is a freelance writer based in the Caribbean. He was Founding Editor of The Surfer's Path magazine and before that worked as a news reporter for Reuters and Associated Press. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers including the Guardian, Independent, High Life, ID, Index on Censorship, and he has worked as a contributor and editor on books for Dorling Kindersley, Schiffer Publishing and Low Pressure publishing. He surfs most days, travels when he can and is always trying to figure out a way to get back to Indo. Bruce Sutherland, a director of Low Pressure, ...

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