Ian ''Kanga'' Cairns tells how his dream for surfing to be recognised as a legitimate professional sport became reality. This is one of surfings biggest stories now told in two seperate volumes.
Volume 1 is set in Australia, South Africa and Hawaii's awesome North Shore. Cairns features with other surf legends, heroes and hard men in conflict. Together they provide a detailed narrative of surfing's transformation as it evolves from the drug-infused hippy era of the late 1960s to a fledgling world tour in the late 1970s.
This is a surfing odyssey. We follow Cairns from a stoked young teenager with a passionate love of waves, to an ambitious and outspoken young man who rises quicklyfrom the obscurity of Western Australia to become an acclaimed big wave charger and champion, then trail-blazing sports administrator and winning coach in the USA. Cairns is confronted with many life threatening challenges along the way as his remarkable journey reaches the absolute pinnacle of world surfing. An adventure, sports biography and surf history all wrapped into one!
Kanga The Trials and Triumphs of Ian Cairns Volume 1
- Publisher: Kanga
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