Caught Inside

A Surfer's Year on the California Coast

Daniel Duane

North Point Press

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A wondrous, uproarious, and surprisingly informative account of a year spend surfing, Caught Inside marks the arrival of an exuberant new voice of the outdoors. This remarkable narrative of Daniel Duane’s life on the water is enhanced by good-humored explanations of the physics of wave dynamics, the intricate art of surfboard design, and lyrical, sharp-eyed descriptions of the flora and fauna of the Pacific wilderness. From Captain Cook and Mark Twain to Robinson Jeffers and Jack London, from portraits of famous (and infamous) surfers to an analysis of Gidget’s perverse significance, Duane expertly uncovers the myths and symbols bound up in one of our most vibrant and recognizably American subjects.

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“Wonderful . . . [Duane is] an ontologist of dudedom, Henry David Thoreau doing aerials on a fiberglass board.” – Will Blythe, Esquire

“Enthralling. Duane has an honest take on surf culture, seeing both the romance and the irony . . . Best of all are his evocative, compelling observations about nature: fresh and thrilling descriptions of scenery and life on the coast.” – David Sheff, Los Angeles Times

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About the Author

Daniel Duane

Daniel Duane was born in 1967 and is the author of Looking for Mo and Lighting Out: A Vision of California and the Mountains. He lives and surfs in Santa Cruz, California.

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

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
North Point Press
April 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780865475090
ISBN10: 0865475091
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$15.00
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