Hound of the Sea: Wild Man. Wild Waves. Wild Wisdom.

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  • ASIN: 0062343599

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In this thrilling and candid memoir, world record-holding and controversial Big Wave surfer Garrett McNamara chronicles his emotional quest to ride the most formidable waves on earth.

Garrett McNamarau2014affectionately known as GMacu2014set the world record for the sport, surfing a seventy-eight-foot wave in NazarxE9, Portugal in 2011, a record he smashed two years later at the same break. Propelled by the challenge and promise of bigger, more difficult waves, this adrenaline-fueled loner and polarizing figure travels the globe to ride the most dangerous swells the oceans have to offer, from calving glaciers to hurricane swells.

But what motivates McNamara to go to such extremesu2014to risk everything for one thrilling ride? Is riding giant waves the ultimate exercise in control or surrender?

Personal and emotional, readers will know GMac as never before, seeing for the first time the personal alongside the professional in an exciting, intimate look at what drives this inventive, iconoclastic man. Surfing awesome giants isnu2019t just thrill seeking, he explainsu2014itu2019s about vanquishing fears and defeating obstacles past and present. Surfers and non-surfers alike will embrace McNamarau2019s storyu2014as they have William Finneganu2019s Barbarian Daysu2014an its intimate look at the enigmatic pursuit of riding waves, big and small.

Hound of the Sea is a record of perseverance, passion, and healing. Thoughtful, suspenseful, and spiritually profound, McNamara reveals the beautiful soul of surfing through the eyes of one of its most daring and devoted disciples.

  • Author:
    • 0: Garrett McNamara
    • 1: Karen Karbo
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    • Length: 600
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    • Width: 101
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