Finding Steve's Place - The Adventurous Life of a Boy from the Bush and His Search for the Perfect Wave

Author(s): Liz Harfull

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Steve Woolston would never describe himself as famous, but it's fair to say that he's a legend in certain circles, with extraordinary stories to tell. A gun shearer, who loves horses, dogs and fast cars, his childhood was a boy's own adventure, growing up in the Australian bush.Then in the 1960s, like thousands of other young Australians, he discovered the world of surfing. His search for the perfect, uncrowded wave, took him to the sleepy seaside village of Robe, where he set up the iconic surf shop, Steve's Place, and founded one of the world's oldest continuously held surfing competitions.To mark the 50th anniversary of the first event, best-selling author Liz Harfull brings together the often surprising story of Steve's life, from challenging adventures in the Outback to a surfing accident that almost cost him his life, shared with fascinating bush characters and some of the most famous names in Australian surfing. As one of his mates put it: 'Every day something funny or interesting happened, just because it did!''From dusty outback shearing sheds to the surf breaks at Robe, Harfull tells Steve's story with humour and warmth. Populated with characters such as 'Claw', 'The Mexican', 'Tuna Fish' and 'Jim Jam', Finding Steve's Place delivers a generous serving of laid back country soul alongside Steve Woolston's voyage of discovery through surfing and life.'Kristin Weidenbach, best-selling author, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the story of Tom Kruse.'A cracking tale about the remarkable life of a gun shearer turned gnarly surfer and so much more.'Leigh Radford, former National Rural Editor, ABC

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780987631503
  • : Liz Harfull
  • : October 2018
  • : books

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  • : Liz Harfull
  • : Paperback
  • : Hadley Johnson
  • : 226