Quit your job, pack your boards, and surf your way down the California coast.... Sound like a daydream? The California Surf Project is the fully illustrated travel diary of two surfers who took this trip of a lifetime. Chris Burkard, a talented photographer, and Eric Soderquist, a professional surfer, cajoled their Volkswagen bus along Highway 1 from the Oregon border to the Tijuana Sloughs and discovered everything the Golden State's legendary coastline has to offer. Relive their incredible adventure of surfing perfect waves, sharing campfires with total strangers, and keeping the bus running with duct tape and prayers in more than 200 gorgeous photographs, soulful text, and a professionally produced thirty-minute DVD.
"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered."—National Geographic Traveler From the region’s laid-back beach towns to the jumble of Monterey’s Cannery Row, California’s Central Coast offers the most spectacular triptych of landscapes—surf, forests, and picturesque small towns—in the West. Includes coverage of the region’s vineyards, culinary gems, and coastal hideaways.
The latest book from the award-winner global surf photographer Chris Burkard! Chris Burkard's photographs are puncutated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that it encompasses, and by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistenly captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean's intricate personality and then extending out to include the human personalities that draw meaning from this same source. Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature. At just 26 years of age, Burkard has spent the last eight years seeking out remote surf in the most rugged conditions in the world. In the process, he has established himself as a major photographer in the surf and outdoor community. Burkard serves as senior staff photographer for Surfer magazine and contributes regularly to various international publications and companies such as Patagonia. Burkard has completed two book projects, one with friend and co-author Eric Soderquist, titled ""The California Surf Project"" (2006), and the other, ""Plight of the Torpedo People,"" accompanying Patagonia body surfing film, ""Come Hell or High Water"" (2012).
إنه العام 1883. منظر طبيعي في شتاء آيسلندا القاسي يمثُل كخلفيّة للمشهد. نتبع الكاهن بلدور سكوغَّسون في مطاردته ثعلباً أزرق غامضاً. لكنّه ما إن يضغط على الزناد، حتى ننجرف بعيداً إلى عالم «فريدريك ب. فريدريكسون» ذي المذهب الواقعي، والفتاة «أبّا» عُهدتُه التي تعاني متلازمة داون. كان فريدريك قد وصل مصادفة خلال تخليصها، بعد أن عُثِرَ عليها العام 1868 مقيّدة إلى دعائم خشبية داخل سفينة جانحة.+++شخصيات الرواية مصائرها مترابطة بصورة جوهرية، وتدريجياً، وفي سياق مفاجئ، سيتكشَّف أن جزءاً من هذه الحكاية الأخّاذة مشتمل على الخرافة، وجزءها الآخر مشتمل على الغموض.