In Deep: The Collected Surf Writings (Paperback)
"IN DEEP" by surf journalist Matt George is a soul-stirring compilation that spans nearly four decades of surf writing, offering readers an immersive journey into the heart of surfing culture through the lens of a master storyteller.
George's collection includes personality profiles, perspective essays, and travel accounts that transcend mere sport reporting, delivering a level of candid articulation reminiscent of literary greats like Theroux, Krakauer, and Finnegan. The book invites readers to ride the waves of George's experiences, exploring peak transcendence and moments of quiet reflection. Through his vivid narratives, readers are transported to famous beaches and lost islands, reliving competitive triumphs and navigating personal tragedies. "IN DEEP" is not just a surf anthology; it's a compelling montage assembled by a seasoned observer and an ardent participant in the sublime pursuit of a passion that comes in waves.
For over thirty-five years, Matt George has been a prominent figure in surfing journalism. Starting as Senior Contributing Editor for SURFER Magazine in 1985, he embarked on a global journey covering every facet of the sport. His feature articles and photographs have earned him numerous awards and accolades, solidifying his reputation as an influential voice in the surfing community. Beyond his journalistic achievements, George is recognized for his role in writing and co-producing the Columbia Tri-Star Feature film "In Gods Hands," a captivating big wave surfing drama.
"IN DEEP" is not just a surf anthology; it's a testament to a life shaped by the rhythm of the ocean, inviting readers to catch a wave and immerse themselves in the profound beauty of the surfing world.