"Ahrens breathes life into surfing legends and makes them real to surfers who only know them as unapproachable icons." -- Greg Ambrose, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"Eloquently written. Good Things Love Water is filled with the types of stories that we don't see often enough!" -- Nick Carroll, Editor, Surfing Magazine
"Gremmie Warning! This book contains stories you have to read, and no rad action photos. It's about time!" -- Steve Pezman, Publisher, The Surfer's Journal
"This book is important to understand the roots of the wave-riders lifestyle and philosophy." -- Christopher Van Tilberg, Islands Magazine
From the Author
After 40 years of surfing and 25 years of writing about it, I realized that I had quite a selection of stories. While some of them were notes taken as a gremmie at the feet of his heros, others were about unknown surfers, ordinary people in sometimes extraordinary circumstances. In hindsight, the stories aren't really about surfing, but about the characters who inhabit societies' corners. That's why this book has been enjoyed by surfers and non-surfers alike. Joyrides is Ahrens' second volume of surf stories, and a third volume, Kelea's Gift, will be avaliable in the Spring of 2001.