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Weisbecker's book, a sort of gonzo detective story blended with travelogue and peppered with hang-10 jargon, does many things, all of them very well indeed. It offers up a vision of innocent times brought to ruin by war and drugs; it recounts his search for his lost friend, whose life had gone from bad to worse far away from home; and it affords a look inside the strange culture of surfing, whose masters "understood, in a visceral and soulful and inexpressible way, the machinations of the sea, and, by subtle inference, the universe at large."
Full of regret and exhilaration, Weisbecker's memoir is a fine chronicle of a dream gone sour and a friendship redeemed. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you're looking for both a hilarious and thoughtful read I highly recommend this book.
That passion and stoke led me to find surf related books and I quickly found In Search of Captain Zero, Allan Weisbecker's website and other books.
I'm now reading the book a second time after a one year hiatus, and enjoying it just as much (a good activity until I can get back to the beach!).
I was loaned this book while surfing in Costa Rica and promptly felt the need to lend it to some other traveler. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ErikB
First of all, dont look at the back cover, it gives something away. I read that in a review before I purchased it and made sure I avoided it at all costs. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Andrew Kelly
This book is for anyone who seeks adventure or life on the road. I enjoyed this book a lot. I read it quickly to how fast I've read other books. Highly recommended.Published 6 months ago by Marcie H.
Some people are the kind of people you want to hang out with, some aren't. I have no problem with profanity, immorality, etc, but A. W. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Sandy Gardener
This book is a great read. Live through the adventures. Hard to put down. It's inspired me to write, surf and travel, all of which I'm sure the author would hate to hear.Published 10 months ago by yeah_right
A great read for surfers and non surfers. Some hair raising stories and real adventures down South of the border.Published 12 months ago by Bradley R Martinson
great story teller,enjoy it !live the same story years ago, never stop surfing or making love to the ocean she is so beautiful!Published 18 months ago by Thomas J. Proferes
In search of Captain Zero was interesting, exciting, and an insightful dive into the mind of someone crazy enough to surf every wave known to the planet. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael Leonard Kaiser