The Big Juice
Epic Tales of Big Wave Surfing
Publication Date: October 2011
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Incredible stories of a new generation of thrill-seeking, death-defying surfers and stunning, full-color photography of monster waves fill the pages of this new collection by John Long and former surfing pro Sam George.
John Long’s award-winning short stories and books—ranging from literary fiction to instructional manuals—have sold more than two million copies. His book The Stonemasters won the grand prize at the Banff Film and Book Festival.
Sam George is one of the world’s top surfing authorities. A former professional competitor and editor of Surfer and Surfing magazines, he is the author of several books, including Surfing: A Way of Life, and he is an award-winning film writer and director.
"Big Juice is a must read for anyone who wants to experience the extreme passion and ultimate terror of riding the world's biggest waves."
--Ricky Grigg, former world surfing champion and big wave pioneer
"Punctuated by absolutely stunning photography of these monstrous waves—and the intrepid souls who embrace the challenge of taming them—this is a glimpse into a totally alien world, and the incredible force nature brings to bear. It’s a celebration, a warning, a tribute, a memorial, and a historical document all at once."
--Sacramento Book Review
"A solid collection of big wave anecdotes, [including] an unvarnished, adrenaline-packed narrative from hellman Shane Dorian, recounting one of the most traumatic beatings he ever took while surfing.... Solid, blending surfing entertainment with the simple power of stories about massive swells.... For surfers who enjoy books in the 'talking story' genre, you won’t be disappointed by The Big Juice."