Jump in the V8s of Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson and Dean Morrison in Coolangatta. Stroke into a set at Waimea Bay with Keiren Perrow. Have breakfast with current world champion CJ Hobgood and seven other former world champions in Newcastle. Go on a spiritual adventure with David Rastovich in Peru. Enjoy a country beer with trent Munro at Scotts Head. Learn of Koby Abberton's hard - and softer - side at Maroubra. Encounter the surfing culture of Brazil and New Zealand with Neco Padaratz and Maz Quinn in his old stomping ground of Cronulla. Survive a near-death experience at G-land with Luke Egan. Get inside the creative minds of Oscar Wright and photographer Jon Frank. Relive the ten-year surfing odyssey of Peter troy and tag along in the youthful exploits of Luke Munro. Cheer one of the world's least accomplished professional surfers, Wade Glasscock, and admire the world's best, Kelly Slater. And wonder at taj Burrow's legendary prowess with the ladies... In Surfers, former professional surfer and tracks writer Matt Griggs gives an insider's view of a line-up of surfing's most interesting and unique characters. At turns funny and sad but always inspiring, it lifts the lid on one of the world's most dynamic, enigmatic and mysterious sports.
Matt Griggs was born in 1976. Growing up in the beachside suburb of Cronulla in the south of Sydney, Griggs was raised in a beach-loving family. Griggs reached the top ten of Australia in the junior and open ranks, competing around the world as a professional surfer for six years. He retired in 1999 to work for Tracks magazine.