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Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth

From: Guy Rathbun
Series: Turning Pages: Authors and Their Words
Length: 21:18

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The true story of the largest wave on earth 100-miles off Catalina Island. Read the full description.

Swellwatch Within sight of the California coast is a fabled peak that rises from the depths of the North Pacific. Legends and grave warnings surround this barely sunken island, known as Cortes Bank. Rumors of lost ships, spinning compasses, bus-sized sharks and man-sized lobsters abound.Yet, the most daring big-wave surfers head out to the bank, for one simple reason: it's home to the biggest rideable wave on Earth.

Author, journalist and surfer Chris Dixon talks his readers through the secrets of Cortes Bank, recounting harrowing stories from the renowned big-wave surfers and a cadre of divers, treasure hunters, explorers, sailors, naiton
builders, and lunatics who have all tried their luck at Cortes.

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Piece Description

Within sight of the California coast is a fabled peak that rises from the depths of the North Pacific. Legends and grave warnings surround this barely sunken island, known as Cortes Bank. Rumors of lost ships, spinning compasses, bus-sized sharks and man-sized lobsters abound.Yet, the most daring big-wave surfers head out to the bank, for one simple reason: it's home to the biggest rideable wave on Earth.

Author, journalist and surfer Chris Dixon talks his readers through the secrets of Cortes Bank, recounting harrowing stories from the renowned big-wave surfers and a cadre of divers, treasure hunters, explorers, sailors, naiton
builders, and lunatics who have all tried their luck at Cortes.

Musical Works

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