But what motivates McNamara to go to such extremes—to risk everything for one thrilling ride? Is catching giant waves the ultimate exercise in control or surrender?
Through his compelling and emotional memoir, readers will get to know McNamara as never before, seeing for the first time the personal alongside the professional in an exciting look at what drives this inventive, iconoclastic man. Surfing awesome giants isn’t just thrill seeking, he explains—it’s about vanquishing fears and defeating obstacles past and present. Surfers and nonsurfers alike will embrace McNamara’s story—as they have William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days—for an intimate take on the enigmatic pursuit of riding waves, big and small.
Thoughtful, suspenseful, and spiritually profound, Hound of the Sea is a testament to perseverance, passion, and healing.
“McNamara’s autobiography isn’t just for surfers, then; it’s for anyone who’s been looking for a way to overcome the insecurities and fears that are holding them back. An exciting, entertaining life story with an uplifting message.” —Booklist
“…honest, entertaining, and unvarnished…” —Men’s Journal