Behold What is Greater than Thyself - Chris Ahrens (2015)

Chris Ahrens - 2015

For everyone that finds Baja hell on earth, someone else considers it the world’s last paradise. For surfers it’s a great place to find lonely and perfect waves. For sinners it’s a good place to become a saint. For saints, it’s a convenient place to become a sinner. While the unlucky can lose their wallets, their health and their sanity in 24 hours or less, the chosen ones part only with things not worth keeping. Baja is a bad place for some, a good place for others and the only place for a young surfer in big trouble.

“Ahrens is one who has lived life deeply embedded in the topic of his writings. His observations are well worth the effort.”

—Steve Pezman, Publisher, Surfer’s Journal

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Twilight in the City of Angels

Twilight in the City of Angels - Chris Ahrens (2014)

Chris Ahrens - 2014

Jose De la Luz Santiago was larger than life for everyone he encountered, including the train that tried to take him down. Though he was left with a deep dent in his forehead, his joyous disposition and a complex faith built around Jose Cuervo Tequila, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and The Union Pacific Railroad—his personal trinity—Jose was undaunted by life.

“Chris Ahrens’ work is that rare intersection of underground pop culture and masterful storytelling—a place where you know that when you pick up one of his books you are about to experience a window into a world you would never otherwise get to experience.”

—Lawrence W. Roeck, movie director

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Kelea's Gift

Kelea's Gift - Chris Ahrens (2001)

Chris Ahrens - 2001

Kelea's Gift resounds with the wisdom of surf legends, including the Hawaiian princess who abdicated her throne in order to surf. This is the third book of surfing short stories by author Chris Ahrens. It is a collection of witty odds and ends, which include stories of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing, to Jack "Murph the Surf" Murphy, alnd east coast surfing champion and the world's most notorious jewel thief. Read and inspiring letter from surfing, gliding, sailing legend, Woody Brown and many more. Kelea's Gift is the view from those who have been there, for the last 500 years.

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Hosoi - Chris Ahrens (2012)

Chris Ahrens - 2012

A mix of Tony Hawk and Brian Welch comes together in skateboarding legend Christian Hosoi, who reveals everything about his rise, fall, and redemption, in this amazing tell-all—from being named the greatest skater of all time to bottoming out on drugs to finally finding redemption through God.

“Christian was my biggest competition, and when he was on fire, he was unbeatable. I have great reverence for him. We had a blast. We were paving a path with no idea where it would lead.”

—Tony Hawk

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Joyrides - Chris Ahrens (1998)

Chris Ahrens - 1998

Joyrides brings the heart of surfing to life with stories about some of its greatest practitioners. Learn the truth about the death of surfing legend, Bob Simmons. Hear about artist Andy Warhol's quest for the perfect surfboard. Enjoy tales of legends like Paul Strauch, Rabbit Kekai, Greg Noll and Pat Curren. Other stories concern nobel quests by surfers that few of us have ever before heard of. Fourty-six stories in all. Outlaws, saints, wisemen, and fools harmonize to create a tone so wonderfully clear that it will be cherished by surfers and non-surfers alike for decades to come.

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