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Grey Skies, Green Waves: A Surfer's Journey Around The UK and Ireland [Kindle Edition]

Tom Anderson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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So this is surfing in Britain, I told myself as I grumpily walked up a slope of wet rocks and wispy beach grass, trying to keep a foothold as rain and wind both tried their utmost to send me skidding back down to the freezing beach below.

Tom Anderson has always loved surfing – anywhere except the UK. But a chance encounter leads him to a series of adventures on home surf… As he visits the popular haunts and secret gems of British surfing he meets the Christians who pray for waves (and get them), loses a competition to a non-existent surfer, is nearly drowned in the River Severn and has a watery encounter with a pedigree sheep. All this rekindles his love affair with the freezing fun that is surfing the North Atlantic.


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'A successful competitive surfer... writes of his journey around the popular haunts and secret gems of British surfing locations.' --The Bookseller, 5th March 2010

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"'... here is a book that does the sport justice' THE TIMES 'a travelogue that reads like a novel and has the potential to become a cult classic' REAL TRAVEL magazine"

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good one from Tom 26 Aug. 2010
Format:Paperback
Another great surf book from Tom. Once again couldn't put it down. Great reading for surfers and non surfers alike. Being one who has surfed for years, but can never find time to go, the book really made me want to chuck the board in the van, forget work for the forseeable future and head off down the M4 to West Wales. One thing though Tom... were you surfing or 'Tripping' in C.diff?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 21 Jun. 2012
By RNM
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
A gripping read for the avid or armchair surfer, but also makes the transition to world class travel writing very well. A great writer and can't wait for his future work!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Tom Anderson 7 Aug. 2010
By CME
Format:Paperback
Another great read from Tom Anderson, like "Riding the MAgic Carpet" and "Chasing Dean", I found myself having to ration the amount of pages that I could read in one sittting. However I did not have the sufficient willpower and basically devoured the book from cover to cover in less than 24 hours, it was just too hard to put down!
Anderson brings the reader with him on a surfing journey throughout GB and Ireland, and made me want to drop everything and hop in my van and copy his trips! Highly recommend this book, the only negative regarding it would be that it is too short!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true surfer's journey 24 Nov. 2011
By KennyD
Format:Paperback
A fabulous book with anecdotes, surfing stories and surfy feelings that anyone who has ever strapped a board to their roof will instantly recognise and relate to. Buy it, read it and "be there" even if you're in surfing exile!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 13 Feb. 2012
Format:Paperback
A family member is a real lover of surfing and this book looked just the thing for her. It is great condition and arrived in good time. Thank you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grey Skies Green Waves 12 July 2010
Format:Paperback
I am not a surfer but having bought the book for my nephew who is, I started reading about this strange other
life that Tom and his ilk lead. It absolutely held me, especially the bit about the Severn Bore. It is an easy
to read book, a life enhancing book that captures the freedom and adventure of youth. I loved it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely one for surfers 19 April 2011
Format:Paperback
Tom Anderson is a good writer, and this is a very good read for surfers. He's not quite up there with my personal favourite, Andy Martin (check out Walking on Water), but Anderson is only a notch or two down.

This is the second book of his that I've read, and it was cool to see stories about surf spots I know well - personally I could do without the cod-psychology 'getting-my-stoke-back' that the hangs the tale on, and would prefer it if he'd look to culture or history to beef up the narrative a bit (like Martin). But really he doesn't need to beef it up at all, the stories of surf search and adventure work beautifully on their own.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book on Surfing 14 Aug. 2013
Format:Paperback
Anderson is a enthusiastic amateur surfer who in this book is discovering and re-discovering the best spots to surf in the UK, and Ireland. He journey for surfing nirvana takes him from the Outer Hebrides, Cornwall, his home patch of Porthcawl, a remote north Wales spot and on the far west coast of Ireland.

It is much a journey of discovery for him to see what the UK has to offer surfers who have been spoilt by overseas waves, as well as a record of memorable surfing days. He writes with eloquence and clarity, and makes the subject accessible and fascinating for non surfers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
Great read and thrilling stories of surfing in the UK. A real must for any surfing enthusiast. I'd already read "Riding the magic carpet" by Tom and will definitely be reading... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read, wish the author had spent more time ...
Very good read, wish the author had spent more time in Ireland though, I felt it didnt get enough of a mention.
Published 2 months ago by mr K Hamill
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book, get reading :-)
Good book, get reading :-)
Published 5 months ago by thegrinch28
2.0 out of 5 stars NOT VERY EXCITING
TO BE HONEST, THIS BOOK IS REALLY HARD TO READ. QUITE BORING. MY HUSBAND DID PERSEVERE WITH IT BUT MY STEPSON AND I BOTH GAVE UP.
Published 9 months ago by Moi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Bought as a gift for my brother a keen surfer he rates it a good read. Was reading it on Christmas day!
Published 15 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read!
The first time I have read something that puts across the excitement of going surfing and the nerves of going over the hill to first see the waves your traveling to surf is spot on... Read more
Published 17 months ago by jh cross
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun tale for English surfers
For those that endure the cold-weather travels of England there are spots and stories you can relate to. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Bertie Conibear
4.0 out of 5 stars Very readable even for someone who knows nothing about surfing
The stoke, goofy-footed, beach break. Tom Anderson manages to include all these terms (and many more ) without any laborious explanations but still gives you a fantastic sense of... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Crazyuncle
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't resist reading this
I bought this for my son and had a quick peek before I sent it to him but ended up reading the whole book and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Published 22 months ago by MRS LUCY STANSFIELD
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd hand book review
This was a present, so I haven't a clue, but that person is so happy with it, I can't quite believe it!
Published on 26 Mar. 2013 by I write reviews on the toilet
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