Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave

Riding the Magic Carpet A Surfer s Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave The right hand point at Jeffreys Bay is one of the surfing world s most exciting finds and from the age of twelve it had been my life s purpose to surf there J Bay South Africa has the fantasy the

  • Title: Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave
  • Author: Tom Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781840245028
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • The right hand point at Jeffreys Bay is one of the surfing world s most exciting finds, and from the age of twelve it had been my life s purpose to surf there J Bay, South Africa, has the fantasy, the almost mythical waves every surfer dreams of riding once in their lifetime But Tom wouldn t go until he was ready He would seek out surf spots from the virgin reef break The right hand point at Jeffreys Bay is one of the surfing world s most exciting finds, and from the age of twelve it had been my life s purpose to surf there J Bay, South Africa, has the fantasy, the almost mythical waves every surfer dreams of riding once in their lifetime But Tom wouldn t go until he was ready He would seek out surf spots from the virgin reef breaks of the Outer Orkneys to the temple point breaks of Indonesia, from the beautiful beaches of France to the wilds of Sri Lanka, on his quest to ride the waves of his dreams Get on the road, get stoked, and get in the water.

    One thought on “Riding the Magic Carpet: A Surfer's Odyssey to Find the Perfect Wave”

    1. Our own home-grown british surf author! This is probably his best book (of the ones I've read). Tom is a great story teller and he starts this book with a goal and it is fascinating to read how he works he way up to it. Inspired my surfing and surf travel enormously.

    2. In Riding The Magic Carpet, Anderson sketches a journey that starts in South Wales, ventures to the icy reaches of the Orkney Islands, and careens through Western Europe, Indonesia and Central America, before winding up at its destination: Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa. J-Bay, as Anderson calls it, is the pinnacle of the author's quest to find--and surf--the elusive perfect wave.As a non-surfer, I was pleasantly surprised by the accessibility of the book - there is a brief glossary in the back, bu [...]

    3. Couldn't put it down. Makes you want to travel. Will definetley be picking it up again. A keeper for sure!

    4. Unfortunately, the carpet is threadbare and its colours faded. A sterile "he said she said I did I went then I went and that was nice" school report.

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