The Surfer’s Journal
Jon Rose Trades Waves for Water.
Following a pro surfer turned disaster
veteran through a ruined landscape.
The New York Times
Downtown Fire, a Historic South Carolina City Ponders Its Next Steps
Chris Dixon’s G&G Author Page
Land of the Lost
one farmer has traveled the South to find and save the disappearing
breeds of our past—one goat, sheep, cow, pig, and goose at a time
Conservation: Turtle Squad - April/May 2013
When John Rucker and his Boykins head out,
reptile researchers pay heed.
The Shell Hunter: February/March 2013
The shell might have been a Christmas present from the Yankees.
After midnight on December 25, 1863, five Union batteries commenced a
yuletide rain of hellfire on Charleston, South Carolina, so relentless
that, south of Broad Street, it was sometimes difficult to discern
Chris Dixon’s Outside Author Page
Greg Long's Latest Brush With Death –
One of the greatest big-wave surfers alive nearly died on a 50-footer in
December. Now many in the surfing world are blaming another
heavyweight—and the jet-powered board he was riding.
No Bull: Dissecting 'The One That Got Away'
- July 2012
When a YouTube video showing a "big-ass" shark snatching a
tasty red drum off the end of a fishing pole went viral last week, Chris
Dixon, who lives on the water in the area, wondered if he should be more
concerned. He spoke to Arnold Postell, a senior
biologist at the South Carolina Aquarium, to find out.
Palmetto Cocktail. Fall '12.
down to Charleston, South Carolina, where Chris Dixon makes sense of life
amid flag-waving confederates, hospitable lineups, and seldom probed
A Deafening Silence. Winter '12.
It was called Zoo and it was the best wave on Jamaica. But in 2004,
Hurricane Ivan strafed the island. Zoo was one of the storm’s untold
casualties until Chris Dixon sat down with Billy Wilmot, who pioneered
the break, grew to acclaim because of it, and then found himself stranded
in the lineup on its dying day.
A Guide to Living the Good Life
York Times Bestseller
By The Editors of Garden & Gun
Published by Harper Collins
Author: Ghost Wave. The Discovery
of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth.
By Chris Dixon
Published by Chronicle Books, 2011
Ghost Wave Trailer on YouTube
Ghost Wave on Amazon:
Formats: Hardcover, Kindle
Audible.com: Read by the Author.
80+ Reviews – 4.5 Stars…
Ghost Wave takes us
to a place of almost mythic power and tells a story that unfolds like a
long ride on a killer wave. I can’t imagine doing what those surfers are
doing out there on Cortes Bank—and I can’t imagine a finer book about
them. This is a beautifully researched and compellingly written book. I
read it straight through from the first page. Terrifying.’ - Sebastian Junger,
Author of The Perfect Storm
The Big Juice: Epic Tales of Big Wave
Edited by Sam George and John Long.
by Falcon Guides, November, 2011.
Surfers Defy Giant Waves Awakened by Storm.
My New York Times story that provided the spark for Ghost Wave.
The New York Times:
Hanging 10 on Screen With Real Surfers
Gerard Butler in the Surfing Movie ‘Chasing Mavericks’
on the morning of Dec. 19, 1994, a surfer named Jeff Clark stood
alongside a few friends on a high bluff just outside Pillar Point Harbor
in Half Moon Bay, Calif., watching 40-foot waves crash onto the reef at
the big-wave surf spot known as Mavericks.
New York Times
King of Big Waves, Greg Long Helps Return
Focus to Paddle Surfing
I traveled to the Bank with Greg Long, Mike Parsons, Shane Dorian,
Ian Walsh, Maverick's founding father Jeff Clark
and the man who once tried to turn the Bank into an island in 1966 by
sinking a huge ship atop it. We witnessed huge tow-in and paddle surfing.
High Noon at Bishop Rock.
“When we were here the
last time,” Greg Long says sweeping his arm towards the clanging bell
buoy atop the Bishop Rock, “it was a whiteout the whole length of the
reef. And all the way up, I mean, you know how long the Bank is, there
were waves spotting and breaking all the way down right up to here in
front of us. You could see waves breaking in slow motion, five miles
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