Ghost Wave

  • by Chris Dixon
  • Narrated by Chris Dixon
  • 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and massive) reason: this is the home of the biggest rideable wave on the face of the earth.
In this dramatic work of narrative non-fiction, journalist Chris Dixon unlocks the secrets of Cortes Bank and pulls listeners into the harrowing world of big wave surfing and high seas adventure above the most enigmatic and dangerous rock in the sea. The true story of this Everest of the sea will thrill anyone with an abiding curiosity of and respect for Mother Ocean.


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A Surfing Classic of Monster Waves

A Melville-style conquest of the Biggest Wave in the World, the story of the men who captured it—and those who were destroyed. Sherlock Holmes meets Adventure Tale.

Cortes Bank, the fabled land off the North Pacific, has the special elements to make the largest waves in the world. Dixon explains in depth why it's possible, and what it takes to surf it. Fascinating, frightening, thrilling.
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- Susie

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Would you consider the audio edition of Ghost Wave to be better than the print version?

Yes! Hearing it in the authors voice and tone really add to the experience!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost Wave?

I enjoyed the maritime history of the bank, but the whole story is compelling and builds to a satisfying end.

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- Jeff Parry

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-21-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios