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Stealing the WaveJon Krakauer's 1995 article on Mark Foo in Outside was the Into Thin Air of surf stories: Foo, a famed big-wave surfer, was killed in...Stealing the WaveSports, NonfictionJon Krakauer's 1995 article on Mark Foo in Outside was the Into Thin Air of surf stories: Foo, a famed big-wave surfer, was killed in...2007-05-25Bloomsbury
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Stealing the Wave

Genre: Sports, Nonfiction; Author: Sandy Martin; Status: In Season; Publisher: Bloomsbury

Jon Krakauer’s 1995 article on Mark Foo in Outside was the Into Thin Air of surf stories: Foo, a famed big-wave surfer, was killed in late 1994 while taking his first runs on the Maverick’s break off Northern California’s coast. In Stealing the Wave, Andy Martin elevates that tragedy to near mythological proportions, chronicling how Foo’s rivalry with fellow boarder Ken Bradshaw pushed him to that fatal brink. In lush, dramatic terms, he recounts what feels like every wave ridden during the duo’s two decades of competition on Hawaii’s intense North Shore. It’s a bit of overkill, certainly, but surf enthusiasts and wannabes alike will probably get sucked in. B+

Originally posted May 25 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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