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The Voodoo Wave: Inside a Season of Triumph and Tumult at Maverick's

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The Maverick's surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride. It is also the site of the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing: the Maverick's Surf Contest. Mark Kreid-ler takes readers inside the waves, inside the lives of the competitors, and introduces them to Jeff Clark, the man who first dared to ride Maverick's. Kreidler's riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa's Chris Bertish as well as Clark's clashes with the contest's newly corporatized management. The Voodoo Wave is a thrilling account of a culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes.

"A fascinating, insidery look at what happens when a commercial entity, Mavericks Surf Ventures, attempts to turn a monstrous surf break into a big-bucks brand. . . . Read it now before Curtis Hanson's Gerald Butler-starring, apostrophe--deleting movie Mavericks hits theaters next year."--San Francisco Bay Guardian

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"A finely crafted tale of the enigmatic world of big-wave surfers."--Kirkus Reviews

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The Maverick's surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride. It is also the site of the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing: the Maverick's Surf Contest. Mark Kreidler takes readers inside the waves, inside the lives of the competitors, and introduces them to Jeff Clark, the man who first dared to ride Maverick's. Kreidler's riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa's Chris Bertish as well as Clark's clashes with the contest's newly corporatized management. The Voodoo Wave is a thrilling account of a culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes.

About the Author

Mark Kreidler is a sportswriter and columnist who frequently contributes to ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine. He is the author of Four Days to Glory and Six Good Innings and lives in Davis, California.

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ISBN:
9780393342406
Author:
Kreidler, Mark
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of photographs
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , The Maverick's surf point near Half Moon Bay, California, has long been one of the most dangerous places in the world to catch a ride. It is also the site of the Super Bowl of big-wave surfing: the Maverick's Surf Contest. Mark Kreidler takes readers inside the waves, inside the lives of the competitors, and introduces them to Jeff Clark, the man who first dared to ride Maverick's. Kreidler's riveting account of the 2010 season captures the jaw-dropping performance of South Africa's Chris Bertish as well as Clark's clashes with the contest's newly corporatized management. The Voodoo Wave is a thrilling account of a culture of high-risk, high-adrenaline athletes.
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