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In Search of Captain Zero Pa: PB Reprint


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ISBN13: 9781585421770
ISBN10: 1585421774
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In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Patrick's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend.

In Search of Captain Zero is, according to Outside magazine, "A subtly affecting tale of friendship and duty. [It] deserves a spot on the microbus dashboard as a hell of a cautionary tale about finding paradise and smoking it away."

In Search of Captain Zero: A Surfer's Road Trip Beyond the End of the Road is a Booksense 76 Top Ten selection for September/October.

About the Author

Allan Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, and numerous surfing magazines. He is also the author of Cosmic Banditos.

Table of Contents

Part I: South, Baja California

Part II: Deeper, Mainland Mexico and on to Central America

Part III: The Town at the End of the Road

Part IV: Beyond It


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Denise Morland, January 5, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
In Search of Captain Zero is the story of Allen Weisbecker's search for his childhood best friend Christopher. The two were surf buddies and shared a dream to find the ultimate surf location. Christopher had disappeared years earlier and Allen sets off with his dog and his surf board to track him down. Along the way he meets many interesting people, catches some awesome waves, and reminisces about the time he and Christopher spent together. As young surfers trying to get by the got involved in the drug trade, often way in over their heads. You'll have to laugh at the fixes they manage to get in and out of! At the end of the trail Allen finds something different then he bargained for and he has to decide how far he'll go for friendship.
This is a great travel adventure story. Allen is willing to go places and do things that most of us don't have the guts (or stupidity) for. I listened to the audio version and Joe Barrett has a great voice for the adventure. This book will make you appreciate the safe, sane life you lead!
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Product Details

Weisbecker, Allan C.
Weisbecker, A. C.
Weisbecker, Allan C.
Personal Memoirs
Description and travel
Mexico Description and travel.
Central America Description and travel.
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
9.09x5.99x.97 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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