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Occy: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Mark Occhilupo [Paperback]

Mark Occhilupo , Tim Baker
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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Australia (3 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741666767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741666762
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The remarkable story of a surfing god. Following child stardom and a meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the sport, his fall was just as swift.Follwing his miraculous rebirth to win the world title 16 years after it all began, Occy tells the complete heart warming tale. (bio)


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5.0 out of 5 stars Occy 19 Jan 2013
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Very good book, great insight to a great surfer and a truly inspirational character. It proves if u want something hard enough, dreams can come true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Occy the legend 7 Dec 2010
By Josafat - Published on Amazon.com
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My fascination with Occy started when I first saw him in the 1993 surf film "The green iguana". In one part he is surfing a desert left in Australia with Margo. It is a true lesson in barrel riding and carving huge turns on the open faces. I have always been interested in his life. Before one was only able to follow his surfing life by watching all the Billabong surf films, but now he tells us about his early fame, his first bout of competitive surfing on the ASP world tour, the depression and the hard times. He speaks about his experiences of working with Jack McCoy on films such as "The green iguana" and "The Billabong Challenge". What is probably the most interesting is how he was able to get fit again to take on the world of competitive surfing after sitting on the couch for a very lengthy period and ultimately winning the world title. It will inspire even the most out of shape surfer to get back into the water.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Occy 7 Dec 2010
By NoodleArms - Published on Amazon.com
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There were some really cool sections that I had already read in excerpts Surfline, they were pretty much the best sections, and a handful of others that made me laugh out loud a few times.

However, I was hoping for a deeper novel. It has its moments, interspersed with tons of heat by heat analysis of Occy's rise, fall, re-rise, re-fall, and finally his orbit into legend.

Bottom line, unless you are a WCT junky, dont bother, of course I am a WCT junky, hence, I was entertained enough to finish it, slightly inspired to try harder.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2014
By Michael Shanahan - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent story. Every surfer should read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Autobiography of a living legend 4 Feb 2012
By Mr. Mr. Keating - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is "All-time". A story of the rise, fall and rise of a true sporting legend. A tale of a sportsman who changed the path of his sport only to find the trappings of fame and fortune too much.

This book is a must for any surf fan but stands up as a top read for anyone. The story is one of someone overcoming adversity and realising a life-long dream.

Not only is Occy one of the greatest surfers of all time, he is an example to anyone of how to chase and realise a dream no matter what obstacles lie in your way.

A brilliant read, I'd recommend this to anyone!
4.0 out of 5 stars like Occy a winner 27 Sep 2011
By los - Published on Amazon.com
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A good comprehensive look at his career and personality. It made me laugh and wonder at how a person can go through such extremes and still maintain an iconic likability. The kindle addition is sometimes difficult to know whose perspective is being given, but other than that if you're a fan of surfing then you likely know Occy and most likely will enjoy this book. I read Kelly Slater's books and though also good reads, I think you will agree that Occy is more interesting.
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