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.

CANADA

FREE Curbside Pickup
FREE Orders over $100, excluding boards (shipped using Canada Post Expedited Parcel with tracking)
$10 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $100
$30 Surfskates, iSUPs, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, board bags, paddles
$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. Our shop is currently closed for the holidays and this service will resume on January 5th, 2021.  

CONTINENTAL USA*

FREE SHIPPING Orders over $200 anywhere in Continental United States
$10 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $200
$60 Surfskates, iSUPs, balance boards, skimboards, bodyboards, board bags, paddles
$350 Surfboards shorter than 8 foot
$500 Surfboards 8 foot and longer

*Additional charges may apply for shipments to Hawaii and Alaska, as well as for shipments with multiple items to 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.

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 and Mondays)

For returns, exchanges and all customer service inquiries please visit our Customer Care page.