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A hundred miles off the California coastline, a fabled peak rises from the depths of the North Pacific, stopping just fifteen feet short of the ocean"s surface. Legends and grave warnings surround this submerged mountain, known as Cortes Bank-- rumors of lost ships, spinning compasses, of bus-size sharks and man-size lobsters. Yet, the most daring of big wave surfers head out to the Bank for one simple reason-- it is home to the biggest rideable wave on the face of the Earth, a swell of massive proportions that surges in from out of nowhere like a monster. In this meticulously-researched, salt-crusted adventure tale, journalist Chris Dixon hits the high seas to bring the secrets of Cortes Bank to the surface, drawing readers into the harrowing world of the most enigmatic rock in the sea and the tremendously dangerous big wave surfing that occurs above it.
|Statement||by Chris Dixon|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||262 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||262|
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IN this dramatic book of non-fiction, Chris Dixon draws readers into the world of big wave surfing and unlocks the secrets of the home of the worlds largest wave. Book Extract: Ghost Wave. Page 1 of Dixon’s book introduces the bank by describing the boat trip to â€œwhere a ghost wave was said to appear, a wave of massive proportions that came out of nowhere, rose like a.
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Bookwise, Chris is the author of the book Ghost Wave, the Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth. He is a contributing author to Taschen's newly published Surfing:and is a contributing writer to New York Times Bestselling works, The Ghost wave book Handbook, and 36 Hours: Weekends in the USA & Canada, from the editors of The New York Times/5().
Ghost Wave was an intriguing book. Chris Dixon did a great job detailing all aspects of the break and the sport including some maritime history of the location, some history of surfing, the progress made in swell predictions, the psychology of big wave surfers, the controversy of contests such as the Billabong XXL Awards, and the continuous 4/5.
Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth - Kindle edition by Dixon, Chris. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on by: 1.
Ghost Wave explores the history of Cortes Bank to a greater depth, but otherwise repeats many of the same surfing anecdotes that are in The Wave. I checked just to make sure, but The Wave was published first, so Ghost Waves re-telling of the same anecdotes seems like lazy journalism.
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- Sebastian JungerFollowers: This is definitely a book for anyone wanting to get a grasp on the unpredictable oceans and see into the terrifying Ghost wave book exhilarating lives of big wave surfers." -PlanetSave "Ghost Wave takes us to a place of almost mythic power and tells a story that unfolds like a long ride on a killer : Chronicle Books LLC.
Ghost Wave is a first-rate account of an amazing phenomenon and the people who tried to conquer and exploit it. A great read."-Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump" If you are looking for a great read that tells a story of utter devotion to the ocean, its mysteries, and its dangers, then Ghost Wave is definitely the book for you Brand: Chronicle Books LLC.
Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and /5(25).
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[Chris Dixon] -- A hundred miles off the California coastline, a fabled peak rises from the depths of the North Pacific, stopping just fifteen feet short of the ocean's surface.
Legends and grave warnings surround. "Ghost Wave is an information-packed homage to those who dare to try." - American Way magazine "Ghost Wave is a first-rate account of an amazing phenomenon and the people who tried to conquer and exploit it.
A great read."-Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump. Book Review of Ghost Wave by Chris Dixon By: Matt Pruett/ESM (Ghost Wave is, after all, a surfing book) already knew Snips is a badass and Gerr and Skinny and all the rest of Ghost Wave's. Ghost wave Item Preview remove-circle Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.
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BOOK REVIEW:. Get this from a library. Ghost wave: the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth. [Chris Dixon] -- In GHOST WAVE, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motley brotherhood of argumentative, damaged, brave.
Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and massive) reason: this is the home of the biggest rideable wave on the face of the earth.
In this dramatic work of narrative non-fiction, journalist. About. Books: Author: The Ocean Handbook. Publishing in from Chronicle Books. Author: Ghost Wave, The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Discovery of the Biggest Wave on : Journalist, Author, Film Research.
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