Tuesday, September 28, 2010


From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil’s Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out.

For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dis­missed these stories—waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet’s waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea—including several that approached 100 feet.

As scientists scramble to understand this phenomenon, others view the giant waves as the ultimate challenge. These are extreme surfers who fly around the world trying to ride the ocean’s most destructive monsters. The pioneer of extreme surfing is the legendary Laird Hamilton, who, with a group of friends in Hawaii, figured out how to board suicidally large waves of 70 and 80 feet. Casey follows this unique tribe of peo­ple as they seek to conquer the holy grail of their sport, a 100­-foot wave.

In this mesmerizing account, the exploits of Hamilton and his fellow surfers are juxtaposed against scientists’ urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves—from the tsunami that wiped out 250,000 people in the Pacific in 2004 to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast.

Thanks to Doubleday I have two copies of this book to giveaway. This is open to the U.S. only and NO P.O. boxes. This giveaway will start today, Tuesday, September 28th and I will use a randomizer and pull the winner on Friday, October 15th. The winner will have 48 hrs from being contacted to send me their mailing info if they fail to do so I will pull another winner. To enter you must be a follower of my blog, leave your email address. If you do not your entry will be deleted. To receive extra entries you can do the following . . . 1. if you are already follower of this blog say so in your original comment; DO NOT LEAVE AN ADDITONAL COMMENT. 2. If you are a NEW follower leave an additional comment. 3. Tweet about this on twitter, and leave an additional comment with the link. 4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link. GOOD LUCK!!!!

I must say I am super excited about reading this book since I lived in Hawaii for 4 years, and during that time we actually saw Laird surf Pipeline. To make this contest interesting in your comment tell me if you've surfed, seen a surfing contest, or your favorite beach.


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I would like to read this book, it sounds interesting. I am a gfc follower.

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I would love to win this giveaway. I am a GFC follower of your site. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway.


Loved the video clip! I'd LOVE to read "The Wave" and so would my son. The ocean's power and beauty are truly amazing. Thanks!

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I have never surfed or seen a surfing contest. In fact, I've only seen the ocean a handful of times in my life. (I live in the middle of the US.) So, I don't really have a favorite beach, either.

I'm fascinated by the ocean, though, and just a little bit terrified by it, too. Heh. Would love the chance to read this.

Thanks! :0)
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I'm a new follower.

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