Monday, February 19, 2007

'Stealing the Wave' by Andy Martin

Further to my post last week about Andy Martin´s new book Stealing the Wave, the following is a review I have written for a travel magazine.


Stealing the Wave tells the story of the rivalry between two of the world’s legendary big wave riders of the 1980s, Ken Bradshaw and Mark Foo. Bradshaw, the ascetic, corn-fed mountain of a man from Texas and Foo, the vain, publicity-seeking entreprenneur. Both fighting for supremacy of Waimea Bay in Hawaii which is the surfing equivalent of Hillary and Tensing having a punch up in the death zone of Everest. Just as Touching the Void rose above climbing, so this book does with surfing. It is a tale of adventure, courage and pride. A dark portrait of the human soul which ultimately ends in the tragic death of Foo in the presence of Bradshaw. A rare treat.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are god and you are my hero!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

and your hair is so coool

Anonymous said...

definitely the coolest man ever

Anonymous said...

i agree

Anonymous said...

you're a loser your hair is rubbish sos the book

Anonymous said...

your mum

Anonymous said...

it was very OTT - didn't enjoy the book and thought it was a waste of money

Anonymous said...

Who was comments 1,2,3 and 4? I would like to know, as they seem slightly irrelevant, although maybe theres another reason.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

this book is rubbish. totally overblown and by someone who we now know is a complete poser