The Surf Guru

The Surf Guru

Regular price $14.00 Save $-14.00
/


A book of brilliant, adventurous stories from the award-winning Doug Dorst. 

With the publication of his debut novel, Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst was widely celebrated as one of the most creative, original literary voices of his generation-an heir to T.C. Boyle and Denis Johnson, a northern California Haruki Murakami. Now, in his second book, The Surf Guru, his full talent is on display, revealing an ability to explore worlds and capture characters that other writers have not yet discovered.

In the title story, an old surfing-champion-turned-surfwear- entrepreneur sits on his ocean-front balcony watching a new generation of surfers come of age on the waves, all but one of whom wear wet suits emblazoned with the Surf Guru's name. An acid-tongued, pioneering botanist who has been exiled from the academy composes a series of scurrilous (and hilarious) biographical sketches of his colleagues and rivals, inadvertently telling his own story. A pair of twenty-first- century drifters course through a series of unusual adventures in their dilapidated car, chased west out of one town and into the next, dreaming of hitting the Pacific.

Dorst's characters have all successfully cultivated a particular expertise, and yet they remain intent on moving toward the horizon, seeking hope in something new. Likewise, each of Dorst's stories is a virtuoso performance balancing humor and insight, achieving a perfect pitch, pulsing with a gritty and punchy, distinctly American realism- and yet always pushing on into the unexpected, taking us some place new.

Please visit our customer care page for returns, exchanges and all customer service inquiries prior to placing your order.

HOLIDAY SHIPMENTS

If you would like to have your order shipped to you before December 25th, please place your online orders no later than Tuesday, December 12th

All standard orders typically ship within 5-10 business days, however, we cannot guarantee exact ship dates or receipt before the holidays.

If you would like to arrange to have your package express shipped, please contact us directly.

CANADA* SHIPPING RATES

If you prefer, choose CURBSIDE PICK-UP to avoid any costs and pop by our shop at your leisure to collect your online order.
FREE Curbside Pickup
FREE Orders over $175, exclusions below apply (shipped using ICS Expedited Parcel with tracking)
$15 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $175
$25 Paddles, ISUPS, Surfskates, Bike Surfboard Racks
$40 Bulky items such as Travel bags, Skimboards, Bodyboards
$100 Surfboards shorter than 8 foot
$200 Surfboards 8 foot and longer
*Additional charges may apply for shipments to the Northwestern Territories and remote locations. Our team will contact you with a shipping quote
*For two or more boards contact  aloha@surfthegreats.org for an estimated shipping rate and quote
 

CONTINENTAL USA** SHIPPING RATES

FREE Orders over $250 anywhere in Continental United States (exclusions below apply)
$30 Flat rate shipping for soft goods and select hard goods accessories for orders under $250
$40 Paddles, ISUPS, Surfskates, Daybags, Bike Surfboard Racks
$60 Bulky items such as Travel bags, Skimboards, Bodyboards
$350 Surfboards under 8'0 ( Surfboards shipped to Continental United States only, shipping to remote locations may result in extra shipping costs )
**Additional charges may apply for shipments to Hawaii and Alaska, as well as remote locations in Continental States.
*For two or more boards contact  aloha@surfthegreats.org for an estimated shipping rate and quote 
Any duties, taxes or associated brokerage fees will be the responsibility of the customer
For additional shipping inquiries — please email us at aloha@surfthegreats.org.

INTERNATIONAL

We proudly ship worldwide and have shipped products to over 25 countries. International shipping rates are automatically calculated and shown at checkout. 

Additional shipping rates may apply depending on location and type of item. We will contact you if there are extra fees associated with your order and reserve the right to cancel your order and issue a refund if we are unable to ship your order at a reasonable price.

Orders will be packaged and ship out within 2 business days (our shop is closed Sundays and Mondays)