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Surfari (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Baker, Tim

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All surfers dream of shedding responsibilities and answering the siren song of the ocean swells. For most, it is an ideal that recedes as age advances - as family, career and provider commitments overwhelm the wanderlust of youth. But what if you could defy the slow march of age?... Shelve all your worldly pressures, pack up the family and a few trusty surfboards and hit the open road for the Great Australian surfing road trip? Best-selling surf writer Tim Baker is doing just that. Inspired by the dreams of his youth, and in the face of looming middle-age, Baker is embarking on the Big Lap, with his wife Kirsten and two children, Vivi, 8, and Alex, 4. Starting in late January 2011, the family will set out from their home in Currumbin, Queensland, heading south down the east coast. Over the next six to eight months, they will circumnavigate the country, as Baker documents the state of surf culture and our coastline, and the array of colourful characters encountered along the way. Surfari Highway will evoke all the magic and charm, the challenges and perils of the Australian coastline and the curious variety of human sub-species who inhabit it. The result will be a lively, colourful handbook on how to trade your life for another variety, the delights and dangers that lay in wait for those who dare to chase their dreams, and how a family of four survive six months on the road in the close quarters of a four-wheel drive and a caravan. It is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of an alternative to the busy, micro-scheduled existence of work, school, shopping and housework. It offers vindication for all those Sea Changers and Baby Boomers, mature age longboarders and carefree beachcombers who have heeded the surf's call. And it will provide an inspirational text for every bored office worker, desperate housewife or unfulfilled suburban dad who senses there has to be another way.
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ISBN 9781864712124
Published AU 1 Nov 2011
Publisher Random House
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781864712124
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Ebury Australia
Published 1 Nov 2011
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Baker, Tim
Category Biography & Autobiography
Surfing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing
Travel Writing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 797.320994
Weight 509g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade