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Surf Is Where You Find It

Narrated by: Danny Campbell
Series: Patagonia
Length: 12 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Sport, Other
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Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport - surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand up paddle (one of the fastest growing water sports in the world), now shares his stories about pioneering that sport. Written with Gerry's unique voice, this audiobook is a classic for surf enthusiasts everywhere.

©2015 Gerry Lopez (P)2017 Random House Audio
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Utterly mesmerising and inspiring

Gerry Lopez tells fantastic stories which are relatable and incredibly detailed. It’s an easy listen with plenty of laugh out loud moments along with some truly harrowing tales of surfing.

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Fantastic

This book is awesome, it gives you a great story of how surfing has developed over the years. So very funny parts cracked me up and other parts making your heart beat and feel like you are in the same situation!

Cant recommend highly enough!

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Brilliant read

I found I could visualise exactly what the narrator was saying. Also it talked about life experiences, that you can relate to any situation.

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Excellent

An incredible insight from an incredible person. This book has left me with Pipe dreams.

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a must for all surfers!

a story through the classic and modern eras of surfing with tales of experiences and much humour. will.miss listening to this on my early dog walks.

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Fantastic read. Not just for surf lovers.

Big fan of Gerry Lopez. Excellent narration. Inspiring words. Thought provoking. Really funny in places.

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Some great tales from the water...

As a surfer and starting my time it the water as Lopez is charging (to a lesser degree than I thought) big waves with Laird and his crew in the 90s. His name is one I associate with the best of surfing and surfers. So to hear his story and the development of the surf industry and culture was a worthy listen. Lopez is a humble surfer and the epitome of the old guard. The book is well read (although my L did think Campbell sounded a bit like Donald Trump) and the time keeps you involved in the tale.
Do you need to be a surfer or Waterman to enjoy the book......possibly not but the emotions and descriptions of the conditions will resonate deeper if you know from experience what Lopez is going through.
I will probably listen to much of it again.....soon.

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Excellent listening for surfing enthusiasts

Really enjoyed this book from one of the legends of surfing! Humorous and well told with the depth and breadth that kept me totally captivated from start to finish! I was sad when I finished it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-07-19

Excellent

I listened to all 12 hours of this book in just a few days. I could just close my eyes and see these stories in full color like a movie. One of my favorites of all time.

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  • Caprice Contreras
  • 17-04-20

Surfing the 70s

Being I grew up surfing in the early 70s I could relate to many of of the stories and experiences that were expressed..along with the technical advancement of the equipment during that period

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  • Futureman
  • 26-10-19

Inspiring for lifetime soul sufers

overall the book is fantastic. if you're a surfer you know who Jerry Lopez is this is absolutely worth the read. the narrator is okay he does a decent job it's not over-the-top it's not really exciting but he gets the job done. if you're a surfer this is a must-read there's so much more here than just stories about surfing pipeline. Gerry Lopez is a fine human being I had the pleasure of talking to him on the phone one time it was amazing. just get this book it'll change your life in a positive way

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-09-19

Outstanding

Loved every minute of this book. Excellent surfing history and great examples of how to personally succeed in the water.

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  • Dirk
  • 07-03-19

Slow start but a great book, worth the read!

The book started off slow for me the book started off slow for me. I had the restart it three times, but I'm glad I did.

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  • Maile
  • 19-11-18

Great story teller

This is a great story that keeps you thinking beyond just the story but about life. The only draw back is the narrator just totally destroys the Hawaiian words and Hawaiian place names that you cannot even recognize what he is talking about. Should at least practiced.

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  • Tim
  • 20-08-18

The Wrong Narrator

Not a terrible narration, just the wrong guy to do a Gerry Lopez book. Gerry should have read it.

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  • John Wadsworth
  • 24-05-18

Inside view of the early pro surf world

Gerry’s stories were entertaining and well articulated. I laughed out loud listening to some of his personal accounts. Highly recommended.

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  • Patrick Ching
  • 11-01-18

When my idol talks, this surfer listens...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, The author Gerry Lopez knows what he writes about.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed Gerry's philosophy and the surfing history and hearing the stories of people who were legends in the waters where I grew up.

What aspect of Danny Campbell’s performance would you have changed?

Great Narrator but read some Hawaiian place names beyond recognition. He could've used some native input there.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, Gerry describes letting go and finding the strength he needed in that process. Any help to get me through near drownings I'm paying attention to.

Any additional comments?

After listening to Over 100 audio-books this was the first one I was lead to review. I hope I can spend some time with Gerry Lopez and absorb some of his wisdom.
With Aloha, Patrick Ching

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-17

Wonderful Surf Stories

Great stories told by a great story teller. Lopez's humour shines through wrapped in a large dollop of surf wisdom.

You don't need to be a surfer to enjoy it, but if you are, you'll find yourself nodding and smiling as you appreciate that even the greatest go through the same emotions in the water as the rest of us.

I loved it!