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5.0 out of 5 stars Top surf writing., 24 Nov. 2006
This review is from: Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey in Search of the Perfect Wave: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave (Paperback)
I had the slightly surreal experience of reading this deep in an African jungle while on a surf trip with 'Ed', one of the characters in the book. Very peculiar sensation to read a book describing, accurately, the chap sitting next to you.

Surf travel is one of the few ways left where you can be a genuine explorer in this connected world, looking for places and waves never ridden, and Tom has captured the feel of always wondering if there is an undiscovered Kirra just around the next point, and the reality of hardcore surf travel - the hours of slogging away in a menial job just to get money for your next fix, poring over nautical maps and bathymetric charts trying to work out where might be the next undiscovered world-class wave.

There are very few genuine surf books out there by real surfers - most are by people imagining what it might be like and getting it just wrong enough to jar. This is spot on, very readable, and very enjoyable, and maybe answers the question surf travellers are always asked..'Why on earth do you want to go THERE?'

Buy it!
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Initial post: 24 Jan 2014 19:30:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Jan 2014 20:11:05 GMT
Brigantia2 says:
So, is teaching Special Needs kids a "menial job", then?
I thought the man was committed to his job. Did I get that all wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2014 21:54:17 GMT
Sorry, no idea what you're referring too there.
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