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Bend to Baja: A Biofuel Powered Surfing and Climbing Road Trip Paperback – January 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Stellar (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097234229X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972342292
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,564,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jeff Johnson is a photographer and writer living in Ventura, California, and the North Shore of Hawaii. His work has appeared in The Surfer’s Journal, Surfer’s Path, Water, Surfing, and Surfer. Johnson is a passionate surfer, climber, and world traveler.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By scotty on June 24, 2010
ive read bits of this book and came to the conclusion that i want to read it in its entirety. WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE PRICE starting at 90 and going up to the high 200's. that is rediculous. i recommend anyone who wants this book to do what i did. contact the publisher and order it from them. its only 29.99 from them. really who pays 200 and some odd dollars for a book released in 2006?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Drew Kampion on February 18, 2008
Nostalgic, scrapbook-style volume documenting the journey of a crew of surfers and climbers on a six-week road trip from Ventura, California to Bend, Oregon, then a U-turn and back south through California and down the full length of the Baja peninsula to Cabo San Lucas ... and then back to Del Norte. The surfing-climbing nexus reflects Patagonia, Inc.'s copyright on the book.
These folks (three Malloy brothers, their cousin Tim Nuanes, Patagonia surf ambassador Crystal Thornburg, surfer/shaper Ben Lemke, and artist Elissa Pfost) are colorful and resourceful and well chronicled by the very talented photographer and writer (surfer and climber, too) Jeff Johnson. Johnson and the Malloys have covered a large swath of the Earth together, and the results are always compelling. These guys surf great and look good doing it.
Along the way, the core crew surf Mavericks, climb the Monkey, and do a lot of camping in really sweet places. They also encounter an array of hard-core characters, including climbers Ivo Ninov and Brittany Griffith, boarder Gerry Lopez, and controversial (don't ask) surf author Dan Duane.
Keith Malloy's big Dodge runs on veggie oil, Tim's funky '79 Toyota truck cum camper runs on gas, and the humans run on organic food and adrenaline.
Despite a certain self-conscious retro feel (sort of like an extended Patagonia catalog shoot), there are a bunch of cool portraits, some very nice surf shots, lots of funky oddball images, great little art pieces by former Patagonia employee Pfost, and a luscious piece of intro writing by Scott Hulet. The bendtobaja.com website is pretty sweet, too.
In short, this is a fun book about a trip that any one of us would have been stoked to experience.
- Drew Kampion for The Surfer's Path [[...]
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By D. Stroh on November 17, 2008
Bend to Baja captures the essence of the Pacific Coast outdoor sports road trip. Explore remote Pacific Coast Baja and thrill to see a very personal experience reflected in these pages. Go Green.
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I loved this book. It had great details about the journey and the preperation for the journey. It isnt really all about surfing but about respecting the planet, thinking about what resources you are using and the natural beauty of the world. I really enjoyed the book and the illustrations. It was very creative and thoughtful. You dont need to be a surfer to enjoy! I highly recommend.
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