More than a decade ago, John Long published his now classic The Big Drop, an unprecedented look at the larger-than-life frontier of big wave surfing. Since then the sport has exploded in popularity. The big wave bar keeps rising as extreme surfers continue to seek out, surf, and survive enormous waves. The incredible stories of a new generation of thrill-seeking, death-defying surfers and stunning photography of monster waves fill the pages of this collection.
The Big Juice is a powerful, contemporary look at the men and women who live and breathe for the next big wave and the bigger, more dangerous challenge. Their stories provide a rich history of characters, controversies, heroism, humor, and tragedy that define the sport.
Contributors include: Ben Marcus • Chris Dixon • Kimball Taylor • Rusty Long • Drew Kampion • Tony Harrington
Matt Warshaw • James Hollmer-Cross • Evan Slater • Shane Dorian • Ted Gugelyk • Brad Melekian Brock Little • Greg Noll • and more
John Long’s award-winning short stories and books—ranging from literary fiction to instructional manuals—have sold more than two million copies. His book The Stonemasters won the grand prize at the Banff Film and Book Festival.
Sam George is one of the world’s top surfing authorities. A former professional competitor and editor of Surfer and Surfing magazines, he is the author of several books, including Surfing: A Way of Life, and he is an award-winning film writer and director.