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Choosing the right travelling companion for that trip of a lifetime is a tough task, yet Stormrider Surf Stories makes life easy by offering something for everyone who is on a journey of enlightenment through Indonesia. This insightful hoard of fact and stranger than fiction showcases the cultural depth and natural beauty of this incredibly rich land and brings together many of the greatest tales from Aceh to the Arafura Sea. Join the pioneers and share their experiences as they hack their way through the jungles of Nias, the Mentawai Islands, G-Land, Sumbawa and Sumba, searching for the perfect wave around the next headland. Feel the terror as survivors recount their flirtation with disasters as big as the Boxing Day tsunami and Bali bombings or as small and personal as getting lost or falling overboard. Alongside these all-action adventures, heavyweight surf scribes probe the undercurrents of Indonesian surf culture and attempt to plot a course using a sustainable moral compass, through this vast nation of islands. This compendium of Stormrider Surf Stories will delight both the road-weary Indo traveller and the inquisitive intern, looking for a good ol’ yarn to read during the next flat spell.
Alex Dick-Read is a freelance writer based in the Caribbean. He was Founding Editor of The Surfer’s Path magazine (1996-2013) and before that worked as a news reporter for Reuters and Associated Press. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He lives in Road Town, Virgin Islands.
Bruce Sutherland, a director of Low Pressure, and co-author of The Stormrider Guide Europe, The Stormrider Guide North America and The World Stormrider Guide trilogy and has 35 years extensive experience of surfing and traveling. He lives in London.