Surfing is an obsession, and many a surfer has thrown away life-as-he-once-knew-it for a single wave. In "The Pilgrimage" some of the world's top surf writers pay tribute to 50 of the best - the breaks which have become so much part of surfing folklore that they've developed a life force of their own. Magic amalgams of rock, sand and saltwater, they are capable of everything a wave is capable of. This book is sure to become a classic. The text creates a great sense of place, and there's practical information on getting to (nearly) every break, the best time to go, what to take, where to stay, and what to look out for. "The Pilgrimage" is the perfect read for anyone who has ever caught - or tried to catch - a wave, from grommets to geriatrics. Its destinations include Australia and New Zealand, Indonesia and southern Asia, the north and south Pacific, Africa and the Indian Ocean, Europe and Great Britain, North and South America.
Sean Doherty has been the editor of the iconic surfing magazine Tracks since 2000.Sean is a native of Forster on the New South Wales mid-north coast, but these days calls the rifling walls of Dee Why home. He began his career with surf journalism in 1997. His 2004 biography on surf legend Michael Peterson was the basis for an upcoming feature film. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, Surfer and Surfing magazines in the US, as well surfing magazines in other parts of the world. He's also, of course, a red-hot surfer.