Surf in the Media
In Search of the Ultimate Surf Memoir
Part travelogue and part memoir and part technical surfing manual, “In Search of Captain Zero” will appeal to hard-core surfers, travel buffs, and rebels with a lawless streak. Weisbecker’s detailed descriptions of land formations, physics, and mechanics of numerous surf breaks from Hawaii to Central America to Africa reveal the depth of his knowledge of the sport. The journey itself is every surfer’s dream: a leisurely, overland trip through Mexico and Central America in a truck with a camper shell, a faithful dog, and a surf board for occasion.
The book has been optioned by Sean Penn to be made into a movie. If they make it right, the movie will have a shot of “Apocalypse Now,” a dash of “Easy Rider,” a sprinkling of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” and of course, a big slice of “Endless Summer.”