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- DescriptionThe long-awaited autobiography of one of Australia's surfing legends. On the surface he was Tom Carroll, dreamer, cheeky grommet, brilliant surfer, Australian sporting hero, fitness fanatic, businessman, family man, big wave charger. Inside turned the terrible wheel of drug addiction, part family curse, part legacy of the footloose surf culture he'd done so much to legitimise. Tom's family and friends struggled with him, kept his secrets, and looked on in anger and fear as the wheel began to grind him down. Then a window opened but getting through it made charging Pipeline look like a piece of cake ...This is the story of an unlikely moral education- of humility, family, damage, brotherhood, youth, stupidity, glory, single-mindedness and surrender, and about the feeling of water moving under a surfboard, how it can bind past to present and make sense of lives.
- Author BiographyNick Carroll is the world's best known surf writer. He grew up surfing with his little brother Tom on Sydney's north side, won two Australian surfing titles, then turned to journalism, editing Australia's Tracks magazine and spending several years in California as editor-in-chief of Western Empire, publishers of the internationally distributed Surfing Magazine. More recently he has turned his hand to television, co-writing the ABC popular culture documentaries Bombora and Wide Open Road . Nick lives in Sydney with his wife Wendy and two children, Madeleine and Jack.
- Author(s)Nick Carroll,Tom Carroll
- PublisherRandom House Australia
- Date of Publication01/11/2013
- SubjectAutobiography: Sport
- Place of PublicationFerntree Gully, VIC
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2013
- ImprintEbury Australia
- Weight521 g
- Width155 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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