Caught Inside
Caught Inside
A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Daniel Duane

A finely written and lyrical account of a year spent in the singular pursuit of surfing, punctuated with illuminating episodes on the literary history of surfing, the physics of wave formation, and the lure of the California coastline. – Recommended by Andy, City Lights Books

Tossing aside a mundane and meaningless job, Daniel Duane went to Santa Cruz, California, to surf for year. The book he wrote about it, Caught Inside is something of a Walden of our times. It's wonderfully written, weaving wave wisdom with literary and historical references. And it's not for surfers only: even readers who have never seen the surf will find themselves taken up in the book's rhythms.

Duane sought the peace that surfing offers, and his impressions of surfing characters, sea life (otters, seals, and the great white shark everyone fears is right under you as you paddle your board), and the seasons by the sea are evocative and soothing to read.

Title Caught Inside
Subtitle A Surfer's Year on the California Coast
Author Daniel Duane
Publisher North Point Press
Title First Published 10 April 1997
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 256 p.
ISBN-10 0865475091
ISBN-13 9780865475090
Publication Date 10 April 1997
Main content page count 256
Weight 16 oz.

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