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Child star at 16, ranked third in the world at 17, Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiraling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just 22. Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing, and manic breakdowns followed as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999 is a sporting fairy tale without equal. In this no-holds-barred account, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall, and miraculous rebirth.
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Tim Baker has contributed to GQ, Playboy, and Rolling Stone, and is the author of Go Surf and the coauthor of Bustin' Down the Door.
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Book Description Random House Australia, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111741666430
Book Description Random House Australia, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1741666430