Ghost wave: the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth

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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.
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subject_facet Ocean waves -- California
Ocean waves -- Pacific Area
Surfing -- California
Surfing -- Pacific Area
title_display Ghost wave : the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth
title_full Ghost Wave The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth
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title_short Ghost wave :
title_sub the discovery of Cortes Bank and the biggest wave on earth
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Ocean waves
Sports & Recreations
Surfing