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Surf For Your Life : Grommets' Edition - Tim Baker

Surf For Your Life

Grommets' Edition

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Mick Fanning’s inspirational and fully illustrated tale of overcoming the odds to become two-time world champ

Before the two world titles, before the sponsorships, before the jet-setting life on the world tour, being paid to do the thing you love most: weaving through zippering Superbank barrels and paddling over the ledge at places like Pipline and Teahupo'o. Before the battles with scoliosis, snapping your hamstring muscle off the bone and losing the brother you worshipped. Before all these things is the one state of being where every surfer is equal. Before all these things you are . . . a grom.

The Grommet's Edition of Mick Fanning's bestselling biography Surf for Your Life is the ultimate grom's glimpse into the life of a two-time world champion and a guide to living and breathing the surf life. Mick tells his own story of overcoming the odds to become one of the best surfer's in the world while dropping pearls of wisdom gained from his life on and off the tour. From cut backs to bottom turns, deep carves to scoring tubes, travel tips, favourite breaks, training strategy, surf safety, board shapes and the difference between a three-fin thruster and a seven-foot gun - if it's important to groms, it's in the book. There's even a profile of three-time women's world champ Stephanie Gilmore!

About the Author

Tim Baker is a freelance writer based in Currumbin, Queensland, Australia. He is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines, and co-author of "Bustin' Down The Door," the biography of surfing champion Wayne "Rabbit" Bartholomew (Harper Collins, 1996, now in its sixth print run). He has also edited and contributed to an anthology of Australian surf writing, "Waves - Great Stories From The Surf," (Harper Collins, 2005) and wrote "High Surf," which profiles the world's most inspiring surfers (Harper Collins, 2007). His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, Inside Sport, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, the Bulletin magazine, The Australian Way, Playboy, as well as surfing magazines around the world. He has received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award and been shortlisted for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards. His last book was the mega-successful OCCY, written with surfing legend Mark Occhilupo.

"You'll gain a newfound respect for Mick, who deserves it." "Transworld Surf""

  • Introduction 1
  • Liz's Story, Part 1 12
  • Chapter 1 Rolling With the Punches 25
  • Chapter 2 Growing Up Fast 45
  • Liz's Story, Part 2 67
  • How to Surf Better Mick's Tips 72
  • Chapter 3 Welcome to the World 79
  • Know Your Surfboard Mick's Tips 96
  • Darren Handley-The Shaper 106
  • Chapter 4 The Dream Tour 111
  • Doug 'Claw' Warbrick-The Sponsor 133
  • Liz's Story, Part 3 137
  • A User's Guide to the Dream Tour Mick's Tips 143
  • Chapter 5 We Can Rebuild Him 157
  • The Surgeon Dr David Wood 187
  • The Trainer Jan Carton 191
  • The Pit Boss Matt Griggs 196
  • Chapter 6 Ready to Win 201
  • The Chiropractor Chris Prosser 242
  • The Coach Phil McNamara 247
  • Competition: Getting in the Zone Mick's Tips 255
  • The NRL Coach Matt Elliott 259
  • Chapter 7 Here and Now 263
  • The Indigenous Artist Mick Baker 281
  • Fit to Surf Mick's Tips 285
  • The Tour Vet Taylor Knox 290
  • Liz's Story, Part 4 294
  • The Love Karissa 299
  • Chapter 8 Giving Back 305
  • Primrose-The Inspiration 318
  • Afterword-The Love Game 325
  • Epilogue-The Right Thing at the Right Time 333
  • Acknowledgements 352

ISBN: 9781864718232
ISBN-10: 1864718234
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1