Another great book for any boater, surfer or water lover:

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean

A New York Times Notable Book
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

susan-casey-the-waveIn her astonishing new book Susan Casey captures colossal, ship-swallowing waves, and the surfers and scientists who seek them out.

For legendary surfer Laird Hamilton, hundred foot waves represent the ultimate challenge. As Susan Casey travels the globe, hunting these monsters of the ocean with Hamilton’s crew, she witnesses first-hand the life or death stakes, the glory, and the mystery of impossibly mammoth waves. Yet for the scientists who study them, these waves represent something truly scary brewing in the planet’s waters. With inexorable verve, The Wave brilliantly portrays human beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.

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More great St. John holiday reads can be found here.