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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean - Susan Casey Interesting and at times riveting, The Wave is the story of the ocean's giant and rogue waves -- and the people who try to surf them.Half the book focuses on the science of giant waves and their effects on coastal communities and shipping; the other half follows big wave surfing's best-known names as they traverse the globe in search of giant waves to surf -- including the mythical 100' monster.The science portions are almost as interesting as the picture Susan Casey paints of Laird Hamilton, the world's premier (and best known) big wave surfer.Hamilton and a close-knit of friends chase waves so big they almost literally can't be surfed, and to fall invites severe injury or even death (several big wave surfers died while Casey was writing the book).It's a wholly worthwhile, very interesting read (even though I'll never go near the ocean again...).