Walk on Water

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Jake, balding and wife Osley flash back to his misadventures; surfing through the Pacific in the mid 60’s.
Then a year of surfing, Hawaii in the 70’s. Post-Vietnam, Jake and returned veteran Billy, wrestle with the tide of professionalism, culture, nature and love.
Jaded e-journalist Jake kite surfs into an Indo crater chronicling a beer ashram ironically given a last chance at peace with Osley. More
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About John Geyer

Born 1947 in Alhambra California.
1954-60 Lived and surfed Waikiki Hawaii
1660 -64 living surfing California; Corona del Mar HS
1964- '68 Orange Coast College and Long Beach State, All American wrestling
1968 Joined Maui National Guard
1969 - 72 Lived and surfed at Sunset Beach, Hawaii
1972 awkwardly back in the Army; 5th place CISM (military) World Games, Ankara Turkey
1973 to '80 taught PE and Wrestling at Seabury Hall Maui
1980 Final Olympic Trials wrestling Madison Wisconsin
1981- 87 Journalist Wind Surf Magazine and professional competitor
1988 to present moved to Western Australia, Married, surfing, kite surfing

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Review by: Mr Keef, Sr on April 12, 2017 :
I've had this book on my phone since last summer and I have been reading sections of it while commuting to work in the early mornings. This is an excellent escape for me because it reveals a life that I could only dream of. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to grow up on the sunny California coast, to live in Hawaii and surf all over the Pacific Ocean, this book tells all about that lifestyle. Very well written in a way that makes you feel like you are there with the cool surfer kids.
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Review by: Missttyy on Oct. 19, 2016 :
This is a wonderful story to dip into here and there, esp if you are into surfing. I felt like I travelled to many of the remote islands across the Pacific after reading it. What a charmed life the author has lived.
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Review by: benjaminjamin on Sep. 11, 2016 :
A book of surfer stories from California to Australia told by a genuine surfer who was there. While reading I felt like I was there in the breaking waves and on the beach.
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Review by: Malcolm Torres on July 22, 2016 :
This is a memoir of the life of a man who has lived to surf at the most amazing beaches across the Pacific Ocean. Deep in the surfer lifestyle this story about several characters bounces between the most popular surf locations in California, Hawaii, the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. We are taken inside the life, where we hang out at beaches and luaus with surfing champs and beach bums. We learn about surfboard technology and style. We learn about a hundred ways to describe a wave, how to ride them and the many different ways they break on beaches and reefs. While reading there were many times that I felt I was experiencing a life that I've had only a slight taste of at various times. What was it liked to grow up on the golden coast of California, to live on the spectacular islands of Hawaii, to spend countless hours surfing? I did live in California briefly, travel to Hawaii and Australia for a few weeks. I surfed on Oahu's north shore a couple times. So I've had a taste of this life, but just a taste. However, this book really opens up 'the life' and takes you inside.
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