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Child star at sixteen, ranked third in the world at seventeen, winner of the Pipeline Masters at nineteen - Mark Occhilupo looked set to sweep all before him with a radical, spontaneous, irresistible brand of surfing. Yet a spiralling descent into drug abuse and depression snuffed his flame out prematurely when he quit the pro tour at just twenty-two.
Faltered comebacks, spectacular bursts of free-surfing and manic breakdowns followed, as the surfing world watched a freakish talent self-combust. After years spent immobile and overweight on the couch, in his so-called 'Elvis period', Occy eventually emerged from his cocoon, reborn and ready to tackle a whole new generation of surf stars. His celebrated comeback to win the world title in 1999, sixteen years after his career began, is a sporting fairytale without equal.
Now for the first time, in his own words, Occy tells the complete, remarkable story of his spectacular rise, terrifying fall and miraculous rebirth.
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8th April 2012
An interesting read so far. Already prefer it to slaters
20th January 2012
So funny and great as a beach or bedtime read...though he skims over his divorce with the woman Bea who changed his life...well worth it
5th January 2010
An interesting read about a great guy.
5th January 2010
Not read yet
9th December 2009
same as above, but sure he will like it!
28th May 2009
I was so intrigued by this book I read half of it in the first sitting.
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