"Passionate, insightful, and downright comical. Cyrus never ceases to keep you thoroughly entertained. This book is no exception." - Greg Long, Champion of The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational and the Maverick's Surf Contest.
"I was really stoked to see Cyrus put his interviews to print. Never a dull moment. Rock on." - Jeff Clark, Maverick's pioneer and star of Riding Giants.
"Action sports extremists are a passionate and dedicated lot, and Cyrus Saatsaz brings the same intense commitment and pure stoke to his journalism. This is radical storytelling. Cyrus gets the insider's perspective, because at his core, he's part of the band." - Grant Washburn, legendary Maverick's surfer and film producer.
"I'll never forget an interview I did with Cyrus a few years back, so much fun and so easy to talk to. Thanks for the good times buddy!" - Grant "Twiggy" Baker, 2006 Maverick's Surf Contest Champion.
"The best interview I have ever done." - Johnny Knoxville, actor and star of Jackass.
Dogwild & Board is a collection of stories, interviews and musings that offer rare insights into the world of surfing and beyond. Orcas catching waves. A surf road trip from British Columbia to the southern tip of Baja California. A personal water craft plummeting over the falls of a big wave. Enduring the howling winds and earth shaking effects of a hurricane while shacked up in a third world country. Comprehensive guides to remote and wild surf locations. With photos accompanying many of the stories, Dogwild & Board: Stories, Interviews and Musings from a Surf Journalist takes you around the world, introducing many unique and exciting facets of surf and travel.
Dogwild & Board features contributions from artists and athletes who dominate the surf, snowboard and skateboard arena. Jack Johnson, Kelly Slater, Edward Norton, Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton, Jeff Clark, Shaun White, Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Jeff Tremaine, Andy Irons, Bruce Irons, Tony Hawk, Steve Hawk, Tom Curren, Shaun Tomson, Greg Long, Emile Hirsch, Rob Machado, Molly Aguirre, Mason Aguirre, Marissa Miller, Hannah Teter, Paul Rodriguez III, Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Rob Dyrdek and many more talented artists and athletes offer candid insights, commentary and narratives about themselves and the crafts they have learned to master.
Dogwild & Board also explores the correlation between zen and surfing. A direct connection with both nature and the present, and whether a true balance can be attained.
Dogwild & Board: Stories, Interviews and Musings from a Surf Journalist offers a unique, comedic and rare perspective into the world of surfing, travel and beyond.
Dogwild & Board is written by longtime surf journalist Cyrus Saatsaz, who currently writes for the San Francisco Chronicle and The Huffington Post. Saatsaz hosts a nationally syndicated action sports radio talk show called The Extreme Scene, and is the owner of San Francisco Surf Company, an eco-friendly surf shop/bookstore/art gallery in San Francisco. Saatsaz has published a wide array of stories and features in books, magazines and websites like USA Today, AOL.com, Future Snowboarding Magazine, Fuel.TV, and The Great Book of San Francisco Bay Area Sports Lists. Saatsaz was a sports broadcaster at KNBR radio for nearly a decade, and is the webcast commentator for the Maverick's Surf Contest.
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