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All for a Few Perfect Waves

Author: Rensin, David

Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher


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All for a Few Perfect Waves : All for a Few Perfect Waves is the story of Miki "Da Cat" Dora, the dashing and enigmatic rebel who, for twenty years, was the king of Malibu surfers. He dominated the waves, ruled his peers' imaginations, and - to this day - inspires the fantasies of decades of Dora wannabes who began to swarm his pristine paradise after the movie Gidget helped surfing explode into the mainstream and changed it forever - many say for the worse. Disenchanted, Dora railed against the ruination; angry that the waves were no longer his own, he fought back - or found better things to do. Dora was also an avid sportsman, raconteur, philosopher, traveler - and scam artist of wide repute. When, in 1973, he finally ran afoul of the law, he soon abandoned America and led the FBI and Interpol on a seven-year chase around the globe. At the same time, he never gave up searching for (and occasionally finding) the empty waves and spirit of the Malibu he'd lost. From homes in New Zealand to South Africa to France, he continued to personify the rebel heart of surfing and has been widely acknowledged as "the most relentlessly committed surfer of all time." To capture Dora's never-before-told story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing more than three hundred of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers, and peers to uncover the truth about surfing's most outrageous practitioner, charismatic prince, chief antihero, committed loner, and enduring mystery.

Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Sports
Sports & Recreation   Water Sports

ISBN 13:9780060773311
ISBN 10:0060773316
Size:9.10" l x 6.00" w x 1.60" h
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