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`a jazz-inspired song of surfing...
`Bleakley argues persuasively that surfing, and therefore life generally, consists of imparting some new syncopated swerve to an old standard and improvising amid the maelstrom, "between chaos and control".' --Andy Martin in The Independent, 9 July 2010
`A book worth reading if you're looking for a one-man jazz-infused tip-toe along the road of life. ... Sam simply shares his past, his present and his frequencies with us, which is worth sharing. He's well travelled, a Cambridge alumni, and speaks with soft tones.' --Drift, 22 June 2010
'a beautifully written book ... accompanied by some stunning photos ... packs in some incredible trips which are well off the beaten track ... A great read and a wonderful contribution to the increasingly rich library of literature by British surfers' --Tim Kevan, The Barrister Blog, 29 June 2010
`un piacevolissimo mix di surf-report, avventura (quella in cui qualcosa va necessariamente storto) e raffinata letteratura di viaggio, resa palpabile dalle immagini di Callahan.'
--SurfNews, June 2010
Surfing Brilliant Corners is unlike anything else in the surf writing genre - and all the better for it.
--Cornwall Today, August 2010
... the insights into some of the more remote quadrants of the surfing world are inspirational ... The photos are excellent, the words perfect
--Wavelength, 194, August 2010
'a highly entertaining surf-travel book ... Written with the same elegance with which he rides a board'
--The Cornishman, 29.07.10
`a vibrant collection of writing... John Callahan's photos are fantastic as always...
`... it's a pleasure to have a solid gold dose of surfing literature from some of the world's waveriding frontiers.'
--Pacific Longboarder, August 2010
`Um amor incondicional pelo surf, pelo mundo e pela grande aventura humana.
`As imagens deslumbrantes de John Callahan fornecem o apelo visual ideal para ilustrar as palavras de Bleakley, neste que é um dos grandes livros de surf atualmente disponíveis no mercado.'
--Surf Portugal, Agosto 2010
`There's rhythm and fun... Bleakley has, in the surfing genre and beyond, rare writing skills and sensitive powers of observation. He also has passion and a dexterous imagination.'
--The Surfer's Path, September 2010
Sam Bleakley is a writer and professional surfer. He has been a multiple European, British and English Longboard Surfing Champion, and a regular competitor on the Oxbow World Longboard Tour. He has an MA in Geography from Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. He is widely published and featured in international magazines, including Resurgence and The Surfer's Path, and has contributed to numerous surf and travel books, as well as editing The Surfing Tribe: A History of Surfing in Britain.
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Book Description 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Surfing Brilliant Corners details a decade of extreme global surf travel by professional longboarder Sam Bleakley, illustrated with stunning photographs by John Callahan. It takes surfing .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.540. Seller Inventory # 9780906720806
Book Description 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. Surfing Brilliant Corners details a decade of extreme global surf travel by professional longboarder Sam Bleakley, illustrated with stunning photographs by John Callahan. It t.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 192 pages. 0.540. Seller Inventory # 9780906720806