4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Too good to be out of print!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Walking on Water (Paperback)
Andy Martin is a University lecturer and surfer - a combination that makes this book - an account of his travels to the North Shore - both intelligent and fascinating. From his less than competent initial attempts at surfing in Hawaii to his relationships with the diverse people who collonise those shores, this is a book for surfers or travellers.
The weaving of his travel story, the history of surfing and that year's surfing world championship competition make this a truly good winter read when the water is cold and the days are short.
If this appeals, then also recommended is 'Caught on the Inside' by Daniel Duane - another book written by a University researcher taking time off from academia to surf and hang out with surfers, in this case on California's northern coast.