Any chance to soak up information from living legends, whatever the field may be, should be looked at as a killer opportunity to learn from the best. To be able to see how they do it, to see what makes them tick, to get a feel for what it might be like to walk a day in their slippahs…There really is so much you can learn when reading what the guys on top are putting out.
Laird Hamilton and Kelly Slater. To call these guys legends would be an understatement. Each has ascended to the top of the surfing world and essentially revolutionized the sport in a way that few others have, and each have books making their way to the masses that open up a window into their worlds.
Laird’s book, Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul and, of Course, Surfing just came out yesterday. Force of Nature is what he calls a map of the choices he’s made along the way that have led him to reach the levels he has reached throughout all aspects of his life. “It’s about quality over quantity and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits: it’s essential” he says. Gabrielle Reece and Dave Kalama, as well as various food and health gurus have all helped contribute to Force of Nature.
‘Kelly Slater: For the Love’ is the 9x world champion’s soon to be newest release. As Kelly has progressed in his surfing career to levels never before imagined, he has put on hats such as professional surfer, world-class athlete, environmental and social activist, musician and worldwide celebrity. I’ve always found Kelly to be one of the more fascinating individuals in the world. Even more intriguing in Mr. Slater’s latest are the people interviewed for the book. They range from Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, and Shaun Thomson all the way to the one and only Pamela Anderson. Should be stellar! Chronicle Books will be releasing Kelly Slater: For the Love on Nov. 17
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Posted by Shaun on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 in Surfing.