InterPlay: Jaimal Yogis

InterPlay Jaimal Yogis


Sunday, May 10, 5 PM EST

Surf the Greats is pleased to present Interplay — an exploration of the interconnectedness and interdependence of our surf communities. This series will investigate and discuss the complex interplay of the elements of our sport, culture and industry. It is an opportunity to come together to celebrate unique individuals to highlight and better understand their numerous contributions and distinctive perspectives. Our goal is to explore the reciprocity and adaptability of the varied facets of our surfing world featuring artists, athletes, makers, innovators, and pioneers. 

Our live online presentation and discussion will take place Sunday, May 10th at 5pm EDT. We will be joined by acclaimed author Jaimal Yogis from San Francisco, California. Jaimal has published a number of surf-themed bestsellers including All Our Waves are Water, Saltwater Buddha and The Fear Project. He will share his own personal story and provide exclusive insight into his writing process and give us a sneak peak of his newest project, an illustrated children’s book titled Mop Rides the Waves of his Life. The presentation and facilitated discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with our international audience.

Jaimal Yogis Portrait

Jaimal Yogis is an author, producer, teacher, and outdoorsman. His books include Saltwater Buddha, which was made into a feature documentary film, All Our Waves Are Water, named a Best Beach Read of the year by the BBC, and The Fear Project. His work has been featured in the pages of Outside, The Atlantic, ESPN Magazine, and many others. Jaimal’s next book, Mop Rides the Waves of Life (out June 30th) is a children’s picture book illustrated by the celebrated ocean artist Matt Allen. He is also working on a graphic novel series, City of Dragons, with Scholastic. Jaimal lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and their three sons. 

Check out the recording of our live Zoom broadcast where Jaimal shared his story and provided exclusive insight into his life and writing process.

Please feel free to share with your friends and family and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday.