"Surfing can be all things to those who choose the wave path. Rewarding, frustrating, exhilirating, humiliating. Waves of life. Sometimes you ride a smooth, glassy wave in the shining sun, other times you are tousled like a rag doll in a washing machine. No matter the fate, as long as you paddle back out, there's hope for the future. Redemption awaits, just outside the breaker line."

Herb Torrens offers a first-hand account of one of the most exciting decades in surfing history. Growing up in Newport Beach and later moving to Hawaii, Torrens watched the dramatic changes in surfing culture that occurred between 1960 and 1970.

Torrens is perhaps best known for his SURFER Magazine cover shot from 1971 (Volume 12, No. 6). Yes, you can find it here at!

210 pages. Paperbound. Measures approximately 6 inches by 9 inches. Copyright 2003 by Herb Torrens.

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