We have been scouring the internet for bloggers, surfers and authors who might be interested in sharing their stoke with us and with you. The Search Continues! We have received some great stories so far but, we have no plans to rest until we bring you the best. Stay posted...
We have some more submissions to get excited about!
Where is yours?
Still Working on it?
Still in progress....
I bet it's better than you think... Send it on over.
fear not! We are still accepting submissions and looking for the best stories of stoke that we can find.
Yeah, we got a webpage...
But we are on Twitter too!
Look for Legacy of Stoke
Find us, follow us, share the stoke...
We are still accepting submissions for Volume 2!
Well, check out Volume 1 on Amazon.com or Audible.com.... The, read the reviews on our website...
Next, hit that laptop and start writing! You have one life and some stoke to share.
When you are done, upload your story and information on our 'Submit Your Work' tab.
Don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions...
Thanks goes out to everyone who has submitted a story so far.
We are still accepting submissions for Volume 2 so YOU still have time... Don't give up now!!! Your story is there...
We hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season. Here's to sharing more stoke than we receive in 2016!.
as surfers, we always live in between two worlds.
The world we know and love on land and the world we know and love in the ocean.
Only a surfer knows this feeling.
Only a member of our tribe understands.
We are looking forward to reading your submission.
time is winding down.
Where is your submission?
As surfer's I believe that we have so much to be thankful for. So much gratitude for all that the ocean shares with us.
What are you most thankful for? Where does your gratitude exist? What is your most cherished memory in the water?
Share your gratitude. Share your story. Share the Stoke!
See you in the water.
Thanks to Confessions of a Surfer Girl for their eloquent review, it's all about the love... Have you checked out her site yet?
In the middle of a crowded lineup maelstrom, it is always good to reflect on what brings you back to the ocean to ride those lumps of water. During weekend warrior sprints to populous breaks, sometimes we forget what draws us back to these same spots–OR–what makes us pile a hefty truck with apocalyptic supplies to seek out empty forgotten peaks—besides the beefy local who’s board you dinged last Sunday.
Face it–you weren’t always a shredder and you might have someone or something to thank for your salty introduction. Author Joseph Tomarchio’s book “Legacy of Stoke: A Collection of Stories that made us Surfers” showcases anecdotes from the every day surfer’s first time experiencing what it means to be “stoked.” From beautiful Hawaiian surf prayers to a gritty tale about fighting the temptation to paddle out during an all-time swell or study for an exam, each short story showcases tangible moments many of us have experienced post-salt water intro.
Much like surfing a new peak and experiencing the local surf banter, each of these excerpts has a unique voice describing their first time standing up on a board or beating the odds against a physical incapability just to be in the water. Heartfelt and inspiring, this book will pull at your heartstrings while you fondly recapture your own experiences, sans sunny Sunday with a beefy local’s close encounter, of course.
One of my favorite featured excerpts:
“Of a whole year of devotion, probably no more than a day was spent truly on my feet and surfing, so I couldn’t view such a moment without an ardent, frustrated desire, a bear-religious craving for wholeness. Unlike so many other passions: while on might, I suppose, wish for a bloom to remain in blossom, for a ripening grape to hang always on the vine-yearnings…for fleeting beauty and youth, the understandably hopeless hope that we might freeze our world’s better moments-the wave’s plenitude is rather in the peeling of the petal, the very motion of the falling fruit.”