From the big-wave surfers of Tahiti and the salty hurricane chasers of New England, to the cliffs of Molokai's infamous leper colony and the Wild Coast of South Africa's Transkei Homeland, Return by Water brings light to surfers' lives around the world with amazing sense of place and deft character portraits of the famous, ordinary and irascible surfer alike. Follow surf jFrom the big-wave surfers of Tahiti and the salty hurricane chasers of New England, to the cliffs of Molokai's infamous leper colony and the Wild Coast of South Africa's Transkei Homeland, Return by Water brings light to surfers' lives around the world with amazing sense of place and deft character portraits of the famous, ordinary and irascible surfer alike. Follow surf journalist Kimball Taylor on his travels through South Africa, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Indonesia and more. The journey is as transforming and definitive as any surfer's first trip away from home....
|Title||:||Return by Water: Surf Stories and Adventures|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
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Return by Water: Surf Stories and Adventures Reviews
Traveling Southern California surf journalist and author Kimball Taylor offers up a collection of his travels and the troubles he encounters on the road to awesome surf spots near and far. Recommended!
This is a fabulous collection of surf stories by a local Southern Californian surfer, so he really knows his stuff. Of particular note-- the stories of the author's time surfing in the far East/Asia and his perceptions/observations directly following the 9/11 attacks. Lovely, lyrical writing in places... A joy to read.
Easy and enjoyable read, not just for surfers!
Nothing special. I was hoping for The Big Drop: Classic Big Wave Surfing Stories or The Wave. Both of those were way better. Oddly enough, there just didn't seem to be enough focus on actual surfing. I don't know, I thought some of his adventures and stories were interesting, but the other two books captured the beauty of the ocean and surfing. The writing was okay, and I was happy to see a mention of North Carolina, and even Rhode Island, but I had hoped for more details.
A wonderful collection of short stories highlighting some of the better mishaps that happen on the road. The author is an amazing storyteller who gives just enough detail to where you can almost feel the salty air.
A quick entertaining collection of short stories centered around surfing. Kimball Taylor is a talented author and is a pleasure to read. I was a little disappointed the book's stories did not all center on surfing, but found it entertaining regardless.
Decent short stories centered around surf, but not always pertaining to...