If you’re running out of summer books to read, check out Dogwild & Board, which just published July 30, 2011. Dogwild & Board is a collection of stories, interviews and musings that offer rare insights into the world of surfing and beyond. Author Cyrus Saatsaz, a surf journalist who writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post, hosts a nationally syndicated action sports radio talk show called The Extreme Scene, and is the owner of San Francisco Surf Company, an eco-friendly surf shop/bookstore/art gallery, takes you around the world in his latest book, introducing many unique and exciting facets of surf and travel.
- Orcas catching waves
- A surf road trip from British Columbia to the southern tip of Baja California
- A personal water craft plummeting over the falls of a big wave
- Enduring the howling winds and earth shaking effects of a hurricane while shacked up in a third world country
- Comprehensive guides to remote and wild surf locations
- Plus, there are lots of photos accompanying many of the stories.
Contributions from artists and athletes who dominate the surf, snowboard and skateboard arena offer candid insights, commentary and narratives about themselves and their mastered craft, such as Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Edward Norton, Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton, Jeff Clark, Shaun White, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Jeff Tremaine, Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Tony Hawk, Steve Hawk, Tom Curren, Shaun Tomson, Greg Long, Emile Hirsch, Rob Machado, Molly Aguirre, Mason Aguirre, Marissa Miller, Hannah Teter, Paul Rodriguez III, Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Rob Dyrdek and many more talented artists and athletes.
The book also explores the correlation between zen and surfing. It questions the direct connection with both nature and the present, and whether a true balance can be attained.
For more information and to purchase the book, go to www.dogwildandboard.com. It will also soon be available on amazon.com and other bookstore outlets.