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  • Published: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742755946
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688
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Aussie Surfing Heroes


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Two surfing legends in one book!

Two surfing legends in one book!

Occy is the magically talented child star who crashed and burned, then miraculous crawled from the wreckage to claim his destiny.

Mick is the ferociously determined, disciplined athlete, who overcame personal tragedy and devastating injury to pursue his dreams.

Australian surfing has produced many great champions, but few have overcome so much, and inspired so many, as Mark Occhilupo and Mick Fanning. Though dramatically contrasting characters, Occy and Mick's life stories both serve as powerful primers in the power of dreams, the importance of never giving up, and the courage required to claw your way out of the deepest trough and climb all the way up to the highest peak.

Occy : the Rise and Fall and Rise of Mark Occhilupo and Mick Fanning's Surf For Your Life, both written together with renowned surf writer Tim Baker, have become modern Australian classics, within the surfing community and beyond. They have inspired elite athletes from all walks of life, launched innumerable grommets on their first forays into the surf and spurred countless mature age surfers to get off the couch and back into the waves. Now combined into an inspirational omnibus, Occy and Surf For Your Life, are essential reading for anyone wanting to overcome adversity, blast through their personal limits and achieve their goals.

  • Pub date: 30 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781742755946
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 688
Categories:

About the Authors

Mark Occhilupo

Child star at sixteen, ranked third in the world at seventeen, winner of the Pipeline Masters at nineteen - Mark Occhilupo celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999, sixteen years after his career began, is a sporting fairytale without equal.

Tim Baker

Tim Baker is the bestselling author of Bustin' Down the Door, High Surf, Occy, Surf for Your Life (with Mick Fanning), Surfari and Century of Surf. He is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines. He has twice won the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame Culture Award and been nominated for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, the Bulletin, Inside Sport, Playboy, GQ, the Surfers Journal and Qantas: The Australian Way, as well as surfing magazines around the world.

Mick Fanning

Mick Fanning, nicknamed 'White Lightning', is an Australian professional surfer and dual world champion. Fanning won both the 2007 and 2009 ASP World Tour.


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