Wind On The Water

Wind On The Water Surfing has always had a lot to it than just surfing I ve always seen it as a spectrum some part of it physical a big part of it mental At one extreme is an expanse of open ocean over which the wind

  • Title: Wind On The Water
  • Author: Jack Finlay
  • ISBN: 9780732284855
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • Surfing has always had a lot to it than just surfing I ve always seen it as a spectrum, some part of it physical, a big part of it mental At one extreme is an expanse of open ocean over which the wind blows, imparting energy At the other is a state of mind, and a way of seeing things From the wintry waters of Victoria to the sunny North Coast in search of the perSurfing has always had a lot to it than just surfing I ve always seen it as a spectrum, some part of it physical, a big part of it mental At one extreme is an expanse of open ocean over which the wind blows, imparting energy At the other is a state of mind, and a way of seeing things From the wintry waters of Victoria to the sunny North Coast in search of the perfect wave, experience the freefall of a lip launch, the ecstasy of the tube, the sheer delight in skimming a sunlit waveface at dawn, and the depths of a thorough pasting by that unexpected bigger set out the back all the while negotiating the interactions of the local lineup s Wind on the Water is about the true art of surfing the attitude, imagination and wider mindset of the surfer, and the riding of life s waves there are stories of battling ferocious storms at sea, the lifting and wheeling of an albatross surfing its first wave, and the unlikely parallels between surfing and boxing, to name just a few this collection from acclaimed Australian surf writer Jack Finlay will resonate strongly with anyone who is drawn to the mystique of ocean swells Beautifully evocative and coupled with photographs by foremost surfing photographer Jon Frank, this book is the essential companion for anyone who has ever plunged into the ocean and marvelled at its energy and power.

    One thought on “Wind On The Water”

    1. Had a few decent short stories, wasn't very hooked in by the authors writing style or character portrayals. I imagine the sailing stories would be better for a seaman, bit hit n miss for me!

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