If there was one story that enthralled and captivated the surfing world in the past decade, it was the resurrection of Australian surfer Mark Occhilupo. After a high of #3 in the world in the early 1990s Occy spent three years in the surfing wilderness, his ranking plummeting to a low of #490.
Then in spectacular fashion, Occy made a comeback and returned to the waves. In 1999, at Barra Beach in Brazil, he finally clinched the elusive crown and became the last surfing world champion of the twentieth century.
A Surfers Year picks up where Occy left off in Rio, following the day-by-day highs and lows of life on the World Championship tour and his all out effort to successfully defend his title. A must for all surfing fans.