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The Wave

In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

by Susan Casey

The Wave
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    Sep 2010, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2011, 432 pages

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Science and surfing mix in this nonfiction exploration of giant waves


15 out of 17 BookBrowse readers rated The Wave 4 or 5 stars (out of 5). Here's what they had to say:
Susan Casey has created the perfect nonfiction book, filled with details of the myths of rogue waves, the recent scientific proof of their measurement, Billabong's crazed reward of $500,000 to the first surfer who can prove by videotape that he or she has ridden a wave bigger than 100 feet and the intimate portrayal of the people who have attempted to win the prize.

If there was room here, I'd quote great lines and descriptions from the book. She can place you right there with Laird Hamilton and many icons of the surf world. You're out on the jet ski feeling and seeing what the surfers are attempting, privileged to their thoughts as they tackle these giant, majestic, monsters of nature. Through the author's eyes, I felt that I had traveled the world to the well-known and unknown ...

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