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Wave watchers around the world know that no two waves are the same. Yet each and every wave that rises, peaks, and crashes onto the beach is generated by a much larger force originating thousands of miles away. Surf journalist team Evan Slater and Peter Taras capture the essence of waves and the swells that produce them in Swell: A Year of Waves, a breathtaking collection of wave photography. Slater characterizes four distinct swells from different corners of the globe and traces their journeys throughout the year from storm to seashore. His reflective, informative essays amplify these powerful images of hundreds of waves frozen in time, beautiful, simple, universal, yet wholly unique – and the best thing to watch on the planet.
Evan Slater is the former editor of Surfing magazine in the U.S. and a big wave surfer. Evan is well-connected in the surfing world and will solicit wave photos from the best wave photographers out there and collect the best of the bunch. Peter Taras is the photo editor of Surfing magazine. When he’s not picking images for his publication, he’s shooting them. He lives in Encinitas, California, with his girlfriend.
"Swell is a beautiful and interesting take on our fascination with waves [...] Make room on your coffee table – this book is worthy of long-term display."
- Transworld Surf