The Wave: Tales from the Impact Zone

Author(s): David Sparkes


The Wave is a collection of world-class surfing images from acclaimed surf photographer and writer David Sparkes. Capturing the fleeting instant of a wave, recording a particular surfing location at a precise moment and following a surfer as they try to ride their perfect wave. Dave brings together these unique experiences in a form we can all share.The Wave enables us to take an armchair ride with surfers like Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren, Mick Fanning and Kelly Slater; travel to the landscapes where the best waves are found; and witness the quirky sights and fascinating people who are all part of the quest to find the perfect wave.


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* Extract in either Good Weekend or the Weekend Australian magazine. Potentially also QWeekend in the Courier Mail * Weekend Today have expressed interest in having Dave on the show around release * Blanket coverage in the surf mags *

Dave Sparkes is a highly respected surf photographer and writer. His first published photographs appeared in the SURFING WORLD PHOTO ANNUAL in 1984, and he has since had photographs in many publications all over the world. He has been a full-time professional surf photographer/journalist since 1996, and has completed assignments worldwide for TRACKS, WAVES and ASL magazines, Rip Curl clothing, Billabong clothing and numerous other clients. His photos also featured in the bestselling book THE MOMENT by Sean Doherty. This is his first book.

General Fields

  • : 9780733627897
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : August 2011
  • : 260mm X 236mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Sparkes
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 797.32
  • : 256
  • : photographs