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              Surfari
                

              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
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Australia's Century of Surf: How a big island at the bottom of the world became the greatest surfing nation on earth

              Australia's Century of Surf: How a big island at the bottom of the world became the greatest surfing nation on earth (Hardback)

              By Baker, Tim

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              In 100 years, surfing in Australia has morphed from exotic Pacific Island curio to regimented training for life savers, from counter culture revolution to respectable mainstream sport. Along the way, it has shaped our coastal migrations, spawned vast business empires and design i...nnovations, produced sports stars and spectacular casualties in equal measure, helped the beach overtake the bush as our national, natural habitat of choice. No other sport has been through such profound cultural shifts or had such far-reaching influence on our national identity. Australia's Century of Surf marks the centenary of the great Hawaiian Olympic swimmer and surfer Duke Kahanamoku's historic visit to Australia in 1914. Duke was not the first to ride a surfboard in Australia, just one of the historical misnomers uncovered in this comprehensive and insightful text. But Duke's historic surfboard riding displays in the summer of 1914/15 set in motion a great wave of oceanic obsession that continues to this day. The story of Australian surfing is largely one of schisms - between freedom seeking beach-goers and censorial puritans, between the quasi-militaristic regiments and volunteerism of surf life savers and the selfish pleasure-seeking pursuits of board riders, the generational and attitudinal gulf between longboarders and shortboarders, professionals and so-called soul surfers, territorial tensions between locals and tourists. Many of our most dramatic cultural conflicts have been played out on the nation's beaches - from the pitched battles between rockers and surfers in the '60s, to the teen gender politics of Puberty Blues and the racial clashes of the Cronulla riots.
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              ISBN 9781742758282
              Published AU 2 Dec 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              Surf For Your Life
               

              Surf For Your Life (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Fanning, Mick; Baker, Tim

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              Mick tells his life story candidly - in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-depricating - while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way - with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strate...gies and mental clarity.
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              ISBN 9781742750354
              Published AU 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Random House
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              The Rip Curl Story: 50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

              The Rip Curl Story: 50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baker, Tim

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              The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride. The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf- and wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, both fuelling and... riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late '60s.Rip Curl's mantra became 'the Search' - the chasing of new waves on distant shores - as they embraced new thrills such as skiing, snowboarding, windsurfing and aimed always to make better equipment to elevate the experience. Along the way, they supported the careers of many of the world's great surfers- from Midget Farrelly and Nat Young to Michael Peterson, Tom Curren to Damien Hardman, Pam Burridge to Stephanie Gilmore, and of course Tyler Wright and the legendary Mick Fanning.From the late-'60s era of peace, drugs and country soul to the birth of professionalism in the '70s; from the decadence and excess of the '80s to the new nomadic free-surfing trail of the '90s, and the bold new frontiers of surfing in the 2000s - wave pools, webcasts, Olympic acceptance - The Rip Curl Story explores both the evolution of a world-leading surf brand and an entire social revolution.Bestselling surf writer Tim Baker tells this implausible story in an irresistible series of ripping yarns, offering rich life lessons, a maverick business primer and a wild ride of adventure, good times and outlandish ambitions spectacularly realised. The Rip Curl Story will make you want to surf more, travel further, follow through on that great business idea and pursue your own Search.
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              ISBN 9780143788874
              Published AU 2 Apr 2019
              Publisher Random House
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              High Surf: The World's Most Inspiring Surfers
               

              High Surf: The World's Most Inspiring Surfers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Baker, Tim

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              What do novelist Tim Winton, classical violinist Richard Tognetti, and celebrity chef Steve Snow have in common. In a word, surfing. Profiles the surfing world's most intriguing characters.

              ISBN 9780732284862
              Published AU 1 Oct 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Waves: Great Stories From The Surf
                

              Waves: Great Stories From The Surf (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Baker, Tim

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              A collection of surf stories from writers who have shaped the face of Australian surf journalism. This book provides a window into the lifestyle and attitude that is common to all in the surfing world.

              ISBN 9780732283308
              Published AU 26 Oct 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Bustin' Down the Door
                

              Bustin' Down the Door (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Bartholomew, Wayne; With Baker, Tim

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              A hilarious story of self-belief, hardship and struggle, as Wayne Rabbit Bartholomew sets off from Australia's Gold Coast, surfboard under his arm, to conquer the surfing world. This memoir recalls adventures with surfing's most famous figures.

              ISBN 9780732274795
              Published AU 23 Jan 2002
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The 8 Values of Highly Productive Companies: Creating Wealth from a New Employment Relationship
               

              The 8 Values of Highly Productive Companies: Creating Wealth from a New Employment Relationship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Baker, Tim

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              This book offers managers and professionals a new, research-based employment model that will alter the way employees and employers think about their working relationship, aligning the changing needs and interests of individuals and organisations to produce a sustainable, producti...ve and profitable workplace.
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              ISBN 9781921513206
              Published AU 1 Jul 2009
              Publisher NewSouth Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Occy

              Occy (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Occhilupo, Mark; Baker, Tim

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              Child surfing star Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just 22. Falterd combacks, bursts o...f free-surfing and breakdowns followed.
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              ISBN 9781741666762
              Published AU 3 Aug 2009
              Publisher Random House
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              Surf For Your Life
                

              Surf For Your Life (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Fanning, Mick; Baker, Tim

              An inspirational tale of overcoming the odds to become world champ Mick Fanning might only be 28 but he already knows how a lot of things feel that most of us never will. How does it feel to lose a brother? Win a world title? Rip your hamstring muscle clean off the bone? Weave th...rough a zippering Superbank barrel for 20 or 30 seconds or paddle over the ledge at places like Pipeline and Teahupo? Have scoliosis so bad you can't get off the floor? Address the NSW state of origin team before a match, bowl to Matty Hayden and have Dave Warner belt you for consecutive sixes? Walk into the bar of a Brasilian hotel dressed only in a bikini to make your mates laugh, only to find your mates have left, and there is only a puzzled bartender staring blankly at you? You'll notice that not all these experiences fall neatly on one side of the ledger of good or bad. Mick's journey so far has definitely been a mixed bag, but it is the extremes of that journey that make him so interesting, and his readiness to learn from each experience and use it as fuel to drive him on that might provide lessons for the rest of us. Mick's only young but he already exudes a quiet wisdom beyond his years, and now he's ready to share it with anyone wanting to further their surfing, whether competitively or for sheer pleasure. Mick tells his life story candidly - in turns funny, sensitive, thoughtful, self-depricating - while providing intimate insights into the personal lessons gained along the way - with practical tips on surfing technique, fitness, nutrition, board design, travel, competitive strategies and mental clarity. Mick has overcome personal tragedy and career-threatening injury on his way to claiming the 2007 world surfing title. Universally acknowledged as the most focussed and driven competitive surfer of his era, Mick's approach to surfing, sports psychology, life and relationships, makes fascinating reading. The essential principles of perseverance, hard work, and overcoming obstacles in
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              ISBN 9781864715286
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              Language en
              Published AU 1 May 2010
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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