June 28, 2017

Authors@Google: Chris Dixon, Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth

Chris Dixon discusses his non-fiction book about Cortes Bank, the submerged mountain that is 100-miles southwest of Los Angeles. Said to create some of the largest waves on the planet, it is a dangerous and seductive place for “big wave surfers” who risk their lives trying to surf it. Chris researched the history of this mysterious place, from the ancient people that lived on the neighboring islands to the first sailors that attempted to map the California Coast and nearly died in the waves of Cortes Bank. Fielding audience questions after the presentation, Chris is joined by surf photographers Rob Brown and Jason Murray, along with big wave surfing legends Jeff Clark, Ken “Skindog” Collins, and Greg Long.