Kook

Kook

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With grit, poetry, and humor, Peter Heller, acclaimed author of The Whale Warriors recounts his remarkable journey of discovery—of surfing, an entirely new challenge; of the ocean’s beauty and power; of the strange surf subculture; of love; and, most of all, of how to seek adventure while crafting a meaningful life.

Author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Dog Stars
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Literature

Having resolved to master a big-hollow wave—that is, to go from kook (surfese for beginner) to shredder—in a single year, Heller travels from Southern California down the coast of Mexico in the company of his girlfriend and the eccentric surfers they meet. Exuberant and fearless, Heller explores the technique and science of surfing the secrets of its culture, and the environmental ravages to the stunning coastline he visits.

As Heller plumbs the working of his own heart and finds joy in both love and surfing, he affords readers vivid insight into this fascinating world, with all of its perils and pleasures, its absurdity and wonder. Exhilarating, entertaining, and moving, Kook is a love story between a man and his surfboard, a man and his girlfriend, a not-so-old man and the sea.

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CANADA* SHIPPING RATES

FREE Curbside Pickup
FREE Orders over $150, exclusions below apply (shipped using Canada Post Expedited Parcel with tracking)
FREE Surfskates, iSUPs, paddles, PFDs
$15 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $150
$25  Hand planes, wompers, day bags, travel bags, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, bike/wall racks
$100 Surfboards shorter than 8 foot
$200 Surfboards 8 foot and longer
If you prefer, choose CURBSIDE PICK-UP to avoid any costs and pop by our shop at your leisure to collect your online order.
*Additional charges may apply for shipments to the Northwestern Territories and remote locations. Our team will contact you with a shipping quote.
 

CONTINENTAL USA** SHIPPING RATES

FREE Orders over $150 anywhere in Continental United States (exclusions below apply)
FREE Surfskates, iSUPs, paddles, PFDs
$20 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $150
$30 Hand planes, wompers, day bags, travel bags, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, bike/wall racks

We do not ship surfboards to the USA.

**Additional charges may apply for shipments to Hawaii and Alaska, as well as remote locations in Continental States.
Any duties, taxes or associated brokerage fees will be the responsibility of the customer. For additional shipping inquiries — please email us at aloha@surfthegreats.org.

    If you prefer, choose CURBSIDE PICK-UP to avoid any costs and pop by our shop at your leisure to collect your online order. 

    INTERNATIONAL

    We proudly ship worldwide and have shipped products to over 25 countries. International shipping rates are automatically calculated and shown at checkout. 

    We do not ship surfboards internationally. 

    Additional shipping rates may apply depending on location and type of item. We will contact you if there are extra fees associated with your order and reserve the right to cancel your order and issue a refund if we are unable to ship your order at a reasonable price.

    Orders will be packaged and ship out within 2 business days (our shop is closed Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays)