The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on EarthBook - 2011
Rising from the depths of the North Pacific lies a fabled island, now submerged just 15 feet below the surface of the ocean. Rumors and warnings about Cortes Bank abound, but among big wave surfers, this legendary rock is famous for one simple (and massive) reason: this is the home of the biggest rideable wave on the face of the earth. In this dramatic work of narrative non-fiction, journalist Chris Dixon unlocks the secrets of Cortes Bank and pulls readersinto the harrowing world of big wave surfing and high seas adventure above the most enigmatic and dangerous rock in the sea. The true story of this Everest of the sea will thrill anyone with an abiding curiosity of and respect for mother ocean.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: 797.32097 DIX
Characteristics: 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm