Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004

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The author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing returns with this definitive anthology of the best-ever writing about surfing, illustrated with classic and cutting-edge photographs and artwork. Hip and eclectic, the collection speaks to surfing's widespread and longstanding appeal: from Mark Twain's nineteenth-century description in Roughing It to Susan Orlean's essay on girl surfers in Maui and Tom Wolfe's "The Pump House Gang."
This anthology covers it all-from early surfing literature to descriptions of the sport's most colorful characters, from hair-raising tales of big-wave surfing to an exploration of surf culture.

Includes contributions by:
R. Crumb, Daniel Duane, William Finnegan, Rick Griffin, Frederick Kohner, Jack London, Herman Melville, Susan Orlean, Charles Schulz, Mark Twain, and Tom Wolfe

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"Zero break" is a classic surf-world term referring to an offshore reef where the biggest and best waves form. In this anthology, editor Matt Warshaw has collected the biggest and best surf writing ever, including fiction, nonfiction, verse, cartoons, and screenplays. A must-read for any surfer or adventure lover, ZERO BREAK includes:

MARK TWAIN SUSAN ORLEAN
from Roughing It "The Surf Girls of Maui"

HERMAN MELVILLE JACK LONDON
from Mardi from The Cruise of the Snark

DANIEL DUANE JOHN MILIUS
from Caught Inside from Apocalypse Now

FREDERICK KOHNER BOB SHACOCHIS
from Gidget "Return of the Prodigal Surfer"

TOM WOLFE PHIL EDWARDS
from The Pump House Gang from You Should Have Been Here an Hour Ago

and more than 20 other selections
Including full-color photographs and artwork by SANDOW BIRK, ART BREWER,
JEFF DIVINE, RICK GRIFFIN, TOM SERVAIS, and others
MATT WARSHAW, the former editor of Surfer magazine and an ex-pro surfer, has been writing about surfing for over twenty years. The author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, he lives in San Francisco.

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