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The Big Wave

Author : Pearl S. Buck
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The classic tale of a Japanese boy orphaned by a tsunami from the author of The Good Earth, the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. On a mountainside in Japan, two boys enjoy a humble life governed by age-old customs. Jiya belongs to a family of fishermen; his best friend, Kino, farms rice. But when a neighboring volcano erupts and a tidal wave swallows their village—including Jiya’s family—life as they know it is changed forever. The orphaned Jiya must learn to come to terms with his grief. Now facing a profoundly different life than the one he’d always taken for granted, he must decide on a new way forward. Written with graceful simplicity, The Big Wave won the Children’s Book Award of the Child Study Association of America when it was first released. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

The Big Wave Method

Author : Mark Visser
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"Each of us has a "big wave"--a dream that seems to be at the edge of what's possible, that resonates deeply in our hearts, and would require all of our heart and soul to accomplish. If we're successful, we're transported far beyond who we thought we were and where we thought we would be. But to get there, we have to overcome our greatest fears and uncertainties. In order to surf Jaws at night in Maui, one of the most treacherous waves in the world, internationally renowned big wave surfer Mark Visser had to map out a plan. He knew he had to prepare for and accept the unpredictable so that he could achieve the unbelievable. And he knew his method had to be as practical as it was true to his passion. With a clear vision and a voice as bold as his personality, Visser outlines the eight steps he took to conquer his biggest challenge yet and that you can take to carve out your own path to success"--

Sarah and the Big Wave

Author : Bonnie Tsui
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This stunning nonfiction picture book tells the inspiring story of Sarah Gerhardt, one of the first female big-wave surfers. Have you ever seen a big wave? One that’s twenty, thirty, forty, even fifty feet tall? Here’s a better question: Would you ever surf a big wave? Sarah Gerhardt did—and this is her story. Sarah and the Big Wave, a tale of perseverance and indomitable spirit, is about the first woman to ride the waves at Mavericks, one of the biggest and most dangerous surf breaks in the world.

Tiny and the Big Wave

Author : Annette Smith
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Tiny the dog has run down on the the beach but he needs a lead.

Big Wave Rider

Author : Alvaro Linares Clarke
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Who is BIG WAVE RIDER? Big Wave Rider told him about the flood in Santa Catalina, when the ruthless waves left craters in the depths of the ocean. The surfers, looking like ants on the side of a volcano, paddled out beneath the tubular masses of water that fell like cinderblocks seconds before the plunge. Because of the exhausting beating of the sea, fatigue hindered the movements of their forearms, and light cramps kept the surfers from reaching their desired destination. In the distance, a hill, a marine mutation, a possible prelude to a tidal wave swallowed the sky and half the sun.

Escaping the Giant Wave

Author : Peg Kehret
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The Worst Vacation Ever! Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean. One evening Kyle is left in charge of his younger sister, BeeBee, while his parents attend an adults-only Salesman of the Year dinner on an elegant yacht. Then the earthquake comes -- starting a fire in their hotel! As Kyle and BeeBee fight their way out through smoke and flame, Kyle remembers the sign at the beach that said after an earthquake everyone should go uphill and inland, as far from the ocean as possible. Giant tsunami waves -- three or four stories high can ride in from the sea and engulf anyone who doesn't escape fast enough. Kyle and BeeBee flee uphill as a tsunami crashes over the beach, the hotel, and the town. The giant wave charges straight up the hillside and through the woods where the children are running for their lives. The perfect vacation has become a nightmare! Somehow Kyle and BeeBee have to outwit nature's fury and save themselves from tsunami terror.

Big Wave

Author : Pearl S. Buck
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Make Your Own Waves

Author : Louis Patler
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The metaphors have always been there: Ebbs and flows. Riding high. The reward of the ocean crest. The risk of the eventual crash. Like the ocean, the marketplace is constantly changing, causing the buttoned-up businessperson to oftentimes feel like a sun-burned, sand-encrusted surfer trying desperately to ride his next barrel. So maybe before taking your next venture out into the cresting and crashing marketplace ocean, there are some lessons to learn from the experts: surfers!Like successful entrepreneurs, big-wave surfers rely on preparation, passion, and persistence--and they relish a challenge. So it’s no surprise that countless surfers have pioneered products and launched thriving businesses, including GoPro Cameras, O’Neill, Reef, and Quiksilver. Packed with stories of surf innovators, entrepreneurs, and legends, Make Your Own Waves reveals 10 rules of the water that the successful entrepreneur must adhere to as well, including:• Learn to swim--the basics set the stage for everything• Get wet--you can’t succeed if you stay on the beach• Always look “outside”--watch for what’s coming or you may miss a better opportunity• Commit, charge, shred--you have to go all out to be all in• Never turn your back on the ocean--always stay in touch with the marketplace and the customer• Stay stoked--desire drives success• And more!Even the best surfers fall, but they learn from their wipeouts and paddle back out to once again push the edge, knowing that with big waves come big opportunities. Don’t just sit on the beach. Grab your board and get in!

Big Wave Method

Author : Mark Visser
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Each of us has a obig waveo-a dream that seems to be at the edge of what's possible, that resonates deeply in our hearts, and would require all of our heart and soul to accomplish. If we're successful, we're transported far beyond who we thought we were and where we thought we would be. But to get there, we have to overcome our greatest fears and uncertainties. In order to surf Jaws at night in Maui, one of the most treacherous waves in the world, internationally renowned big wave surfer Mark Visser had to map out a plan. He knew he had to prepare for and accept the unpredictable so that he could achieve the unbelievable. And he knew his method had to be as practical as it was true to his passion. With a clear vision and a voice as bold as his personality, Visser outlines the eight steps he took to conquer his biggest challenge yet- Step #1- Give Up the Story Step #2- Find Your Line Step #3- The Power of Pure Intentions Step #4- Focus on What You Do Best, Delegate the Rest Step #5- Work Out the Worst-Case Scenarios Step #6- Create the Perfect Conditions Step #7- Shit Will Still Go Down Step #8- Follow It Through 'Til the End Now you can follow Mark's plan to carve out your own path to success, whatever that may be!

Surfing South Africa

Author : Steve Pike
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A follow-up to the classic "Surfing in South Africa", this is a new book, completely revised and updated. Written by Spike (Steve Pike), founder of the cult surfing website Wavescape.co.za, it comprises chapters on history, big waves, spots, culture, travel, oceanography, sharks (including a timeline of shark attacks) and a hilarious 'Surfrican' slang glossary. The book is illustrated with 180 graphics, cartoons and photographs. You will find quirky descriptions of surf spots along almost 3,000 km of coast (watch out for the razor-toothed tortoise), a photo essay of surfing personalities by acclaimed photographer Harry de Zitter, as well as colourful journalism from top writers covering subjects connected to the surfing lifestyle. The full-colour book, which is 110 pages bigger than the previous book, is an indispensable resource. Images come from top South African photographers, such as Barry Tuck, Tom Peschak, Michael Dei-Cont, Andy Mason, Lance Slabbert, Brenton Geach, and Pierre Marqua. The contributors of words added spice to an eclectic mix of culture and science. An original piece by Paul Botha forms the backbone to a much-expanded history chapter. Tom Peschak adds gravitas to issues around sharks and conservation. The brave life of John Whitmore is poignantly remembered by Tony Heard. Ross Frylinck gives gritty insights into the forlorn splendour of the Diamond Coast. Tongue in cheek, Gideon Malherbe uncovers our surfing addiction. Henri du Plessis provides a profile of a committed exponent of that addiction. Tony Weaver eloquently tackles the challenge of sharing the sea with sharks. Ben Trovato romps through issues around surfing evolution and lifeguards in skimpy Speedos.