'Richie is one of the most inspiring people I've ever met, and his story is testament to the healing power of the ocean.' Kelly Slater
Richie Lovett might be the world s unluckiest surfer . . . or its luckiest. We re not quite sure which.
He's been attacked by a shark, washed into the Indonesian jungle by a tsunami, before finally being diagnosed with cancer. Unlucky? Possibly. One thing we know for sure, Richie Lovett is a survivor; he's still here today, and what hasn 't killed him has only made him stronger.
When doctors told him the cancer in his leg was buried so deep he'd never surf again, Richie one of the world's best surfers begged to differ. After radical surgery to rebuild his leg, Rich set about the challenge of learning to surf all over again, discovering plenty about life, and himself, in the process.
The Big Sea is one of sport s most inspiring stories. But you don t have to be a surfer or a sportsperson to know what it feels like to confront challenges. This is vital reading for anyone who s had to face adversity or felt like they were about to be wiped out.
Engagingly honest, Richie Lovett shows us that attitude is everything.
About the Author
Sean Doherty is a native of Forster on the New South Wales mid-north coast, but after years of calling the riffling walls of Dee Why home he has moved to another fabulous surf break and hangs out near Torquay.The Big Sea He began his career in surf journalism in 1997 with Tracks magazine, and became editor in 2000 the longest-serving (and suffering) editor of the iconic Australian surf magazine. His 2004 bestselling biography on surf legend Michael Peterson is the basis for an upcoming feature film and also inspired Malcolm Knox s latest novel This Life. His bestselling book The Official Bra Boys Story: My Brother s Keeper is also under option. He compiled and wrote the bestselling The Moment. He writes for The Sydney Morning Herald, Surfer and Surfing magazines and is considered by many to be the best surfing journalist in the world. He is also, of course, a great bloke and a red-hot surfer.
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 26th November 2013
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.1 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1