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Surfing Mennie Waves

Alastair Mennie


Becoming Europe's most successful and respected big-wave surfer is one thing. Coming from a small town in Northern Ireland to do so is another. This is Alastair Mennie's story...Surfing looks like fun. And it is. But in recent years, the world's so-called 'big wave surfers' have raised the bar to insane new heights. Put aside the Beach Boys and carefree, sunny California - a new breed of surfer is travelling to the ends of the earth in pursuit of waves the size of buildings. And among them, an unassuming 6ft 6' Irishman. Slater; Hamilton; Parsons; and, Gerlach - and now Mennie. For all of these men, the consequences are severe. The decisions in the water are life and death: '...the wave exploded on me, splitting my glass fibre helmet and ragdolling me for what seemed like an eternity in complete darkness...' Alastair, when things went wrong, Sligo, Ireland Dec 2009. This generation has witnessed a quiet revolution in Irish surf. Al Mennie personifies that picture. His is an honest and ego-free account of what

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Cordee Code: CTK604
Author: Alastair Mennie
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 156 x 234 mm
ISBN 10: 095650390X
ISBN 13: 9780956503909
Publisher: Alastair Mennie
Published Date: May 2010
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: col, b/w photos
Weight: 460g

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