As a special limited edition offer, the Instant Surfer’s Library are offering the complete collection of Tim Baker’s surfing titles, signed by the author, at the special discount price of AUD$100, plus postage and handling.
Tim’s surfing books have become classics of the genre, acclaimed by critic and readers alike. The normal list price of these books is $140, a saving of $40.
Here’s a synposis of the books on offer…
Child star at 16, third in the world at 17, winner of the Pipeline Masters at 19, Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his competitive flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just 22. Faultered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free surfing, and manic breakdowns followed, as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, in his so-called “Elvis period,” Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, re-born and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999, 16 years after his career began, is a sporting fairytale without equal. Now for the first time, in his own words, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall and miraculous re-birth. Ultimately, it’s a story about the power of pursuing one’s bliss, the therapeutic properties of a good lie down, and the importance of never, ever giving up.
High Surf is a collection of profiles of the world’s most inspiring surfers, as well as little nuggets of surfing wisdom collected through my own personal experiences in the ocean,from 20 years of surf writing and surf riding. The common theme is the lessons all these surfers have learnt from the ocean and how that may have influenced their life’s journey.
WAVES – GREAT STORIES FROM THE SURF
Tim edited this illustrated anthology of Australian surf writing, as well as contributing five of his own stories to the collection. It includes stories from Tim Winton, Nick Carroll, Phil Jarratt, Fiona Capp, Andrew Kidman, Sean Doherty, DC Green, Matt Griggs , Pam Burridge, Jack Finlay and Jimmy O’Keefe.
BUSTIN’ DOWN THE DOOR
The book that started it all. The biography of ’78 world surfing champion Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew has become a surfing classic, selling out six print runs, and still in print 10 year’s after its release. It was re-released and updated in 2002, and won the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame media award in 1997.
Tim Baker is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines, and author of four best-selling books on surfing. Tim’s work has appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Australian Financial Review, Inside Sport, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin, The Australian Way, Playboy, as well as surfing magazines around the world. He has twice received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media/Culture Award and been nominated for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards.
To purchase, simply visit: bytimbaker.com