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Book ´ Secret Surfer ↠ Download Ù ❮Read❯ ➲ Secret Surfer Author Iain Gately – Goproled.co.uk An alternative travel book about the author's uest to achieve his surfing dream before it's too late SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The author recovering from an operation t An alternativAn alternative travel book about the author's uest to achieve his surfing dream before it's too late SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The author recovering from an operation to fit him with a titanium hip joint sets out to catch a tube This is no London Underground train but rather that evanescent space inside the unfolding wave of which the surfer's dreams are made The ultimate experience for the surfer is to ride inside a tube as it closes behind them Most rides last between five and fifteen seconds; the record is thirty In twelve years of surfing Iain Gately has never caught a tube but before he gets old he yearns to do so The Secret Surfer is an alternative travel book; an exploration of an activity that attracts loners obsessives and eccentrics; a lyrical evocation of places in Cornwall Galicia Portugal Andalucia Morocco and Ireland; and a rousing call to all of us not to give up too soon Gately's uest whether it ends in triumph or in failure will offer a similar mixture of introspection and adventure of a search for self knowledge and of physical endeavour The Secret Surfer Having had a love hate relation ship with surfing and windsurfing over the last few years where 2 stone of excess weight bought about by age and being trapped behind a desk i could find it easy to relate to Gately's issue with the approach of middle age and what to do about it As ever his intricate description of some of the most mundane events in the uest for the ultimate goal are what sets the book aside I know now for example how much cash to take with me to each car park for a number of surf breaks on the Dorset Devon and Cornwall coasts And what to order in Galicia to sake a post surf hungerThe book takes a direct course to the end goal but with a fantastic meandering route through South West England Wales Spain the Canaries Antipodes and across the decades from the wet dirty london in the 70's where surfing first exploded into Gately's conscience back and forth in the 00's where surfing became a staple of existence to the present day where it may or may not define the manThe book is not a rip roaring tearing ride across the wave face that leaves you exhausted but of a 70's long board cruise that mellows you out but leaves with a raging desire for What happens next Iain?

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An alternative travel book about the author's uest to achieve his surfing dream before it's too late SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The author recovering from an operation to fit him with a titanium hip joint sets out to catch a tube This is no London Underground train but rather that evanescent space inside the unfolding wave of which the surfer's dreams are made The ultimate experience for the surfer is to ride inside a tube as it closes behind them Most rides last between five and fifteen seconds; the record is thirty In twelve years of surfing Iain Gately has never caught a tube but before he gets old he yearns to do so The Secret Surfer is an alternative travel book; an exploration of an activity that attracts loners obsessives and eccentrics; a lyrical evocation of places in Cornwall Galicia Portugal Andalucia Morocco and Ireland; and a rousing call to all of us not to give up too soon Gately's uest whether it ends in triumph or in failure will offer a similar mixture of introspection and adventure of a search for self knowledge and of physical endeavour Andy1210’s review is spot on Really struggled to read it due to the fact every aspect that Andy’s review stated is true uit three uarters of the way through Much better surfing books out there regarding beginner to intermediate surfers trying to improve such as kookyou can tell he really surfs and knows the breaks I should have listened to Andy’s review and not bothered but I always want to find out for myselfNot very inspiringif you want inspiration for starting out to surf try salt water Buddha spiritual too not like the secret surfer or for the extreme try stoked by chris bertish or making Mavericks by frosty Hesson

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Secret SurferAn alternative travel book about the author's uest to achieve his surfing dream before it's too late SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDWARD STANFORD TRAVEL WRITING AWARDS The author recovering from an operation to fit him with a titanium hip joint sets out to catch a tube This is no London Underground train but rather that evanescent space inside the unfolding wave of which the surfer's dreams are made The ultimate experience for the surfer is to ride inside a tube as it closes behind them Most rides last between five and fifteen seconds; the record is thirty In twelve years of surfing Iain Gately has never caught a tube but before he gets old he yearns to do so The Secret Surfer is an alternative travel book; an exploration of an activity that attracts loners obsessives and eccentrics; a lyrical evocation of places in Cornwall Galicia Portugal Andalucia Morocco and Ireland; and a rousing call to all of us not to give up too soon Gately's uest whether it ends in triumph or in failure will offer a similar mixture of introspection and adventure of a search for self knowledge and of physical endeavour I like this book Iain Gately is I worked out roughly the same age as myself and for me his story is an uplifting one don't let others or your body say your life is over The guy has a hip op and is well on his way to second but his decision to ride a tube and his efforts to do so are just inspiringI must also say his family seem to be content to let him get on with it Would mine be happy for me to do something similar? Hmmm not so sure But hey perhaps its time I should find out