Rusty Long

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BOOK DETAILS:

April 14, 2014
Insight Editions
$50 US
978-1-60887-409-5
Hardcover
232 pages

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Rusty Long (San Clemente, CA)

Professional big-wave surfer, journalist and photographer

Author of The Finest Line

BOOKING INFO

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WHY YOU’RE BOOKING HIM

  • Rusty Long has been fully involved in professional big-wave surfing since 2000
  • Rusty has been a finalist in Big Wave World Tour events and is a multiple-time nominee of the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards
  • He has published surf, travel, and lifestyle features in The Surfer’s Journal, Surfer, Surfline and many premier online surf-media outlets

ABOUT THE BOOK

In The Finest Line, professional surfer, journalist, and photographer Rusty Long captures the essence of big-wave surfing through breathtaking images and stories, as well as interviews and insights from many of the leading surfers of this era, including Mark Healey, Greg Long, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Mike Parsons, Peter Mel, Dave Wassel, Kohl Christensen, and more.

The Finest Line contains 250 iconic photographs of the most spectacular rides in recent big-wave history, taken by an array of the best photographers in the sport, for a remarkable, unprecedented collection that covers the giant, hallmark sessions from all of the most impressive spots around the globe, including:

  • Maverick’s (CA)
  • Jaws (HI)
  • Cloudbreak (Fiji)
  • Teahupo’o (Tahiti)
  • Puerto Escondido (Mexico)
  • Dungeons (South Africa)
  • Shipsterns Bluff (Tasmania)
  • Nazaré (Portugal)
  • Belharra (Basque)

The book contains a foreword by Australia’s Tom Carroll, legendary pro surfer and icon of the sport, and an afterword by Greg Long, Rusty’s brother, who is widely regarded as one of the best big-wave surfers in the world.

STORY IDEAS

  • Riding Giants: The psychology of living in pursuit of the world’s meanest waves
  • Growing Up Long: Brothers Rusty & Greg on their upbringing in San Clemente and rise through the ranks of big-wave surfing
  • Photographs and stories of the most impressive surf spots around the world, including big-wave breaks in Hawaii, California, Fiji, Tahiti, Mexico and South Africa
  • The shift from the “tow-only” days to the paddle-in renaissance that has come to define the next level of big-wave surfing
  • The mental and physical regimens of surfers such as Shane Dorian, Greg Long, and Grant “Twiggy” Baker
  • Big-wave surfing events/Dates to tie in: Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau (Dec. 1 – Feb. 28 annually), the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards (year-round events), and the Big Wave World Tour (year-round events)

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