A selection of short pieces about things we do in board shorts (172 pages).
An essay about a nude surfer amid the packed lineup of Malibu. A meditation on the way surfers love hand jive. A conversation with 1976 world champion Peter Townend. A eulogy for Jan Michael-Vincent, aka Matt Johnson. A tribute to black surfers. An excerpt from William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. A Q&A with high-trim expert Danica Elbertse.
These are but a few of the pieces you’ll find in "Dazzling Blue," a book of short non-fiction by Jamie Brisick, which includes 58 selections that get at the whole gamut of the surf experience. By turns rich, engaging, thought-provoking, humorous, and just plain weird, "Dazzling Blue" is the sort of book that can be ingested in a single gulp, or spread out over months and taken in bit by juicy bit.