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Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth

Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth

Author: Chris Dixon
$22.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Description

Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and massive) reason: this is the home of the biggest rideable wave on the face of the earth.


In this dramatic work of narrative non-fiction, journalist Chris Dixon unlocks the secrets of Cortes Bank and pulls listeners into the harrowing world of big wave surfing and high seas adventure above the most enigmatic and dangerous rock in the sea. The true story of this Everest of the sea will thrill anyone with an abiding curiosity of and respect for Mother Ocean.

Reviews

'GHOST WAVE takes us to a place of almost mythic power and tells a story that unfolds like a long ride on a killer wave. I can't imagine doing what those surfers are doing out there on Cortes - and I can't imagine a finer book about them. This is a beautifully researched and compellingly written book; I basically read it straight through from the first page. Terrifying.' Sebastian Junger, author of THE PERFECT STORM

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780733637414
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : November 2016
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : December 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 320
  • : Chris Dixon