South Africa's adventure writing scene is set to heat up this week with the launch of John McCarthy's new book The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls.
The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls is a rock 'n' roll collection of ocean infused adventures; so named after the colourful characters and exotic destinations John discovered in his global quest to ride the perfect wave. These stories share John's unique journey from youthful bodysurfer in South Africa to the thundering tubes of Hawaii's North Shore and on into the wilderness of Namibia and Mozambique.
John is a surfer. His is a life lived with the sea at its very heart. Publisher of theBOMBsurf magazine, instigator of theGREENERsurfer, and architect behind the Swim Free Confidence Underwater course, he is the founder of OCEAN CHILD, an environmental surfboard and adventure company. A former internationally competitive surfer and surf consultant to various television and film projects John lives with his wife and two children in Durban, South Africa.
"This book brims with a wanderlust that drives John to hunt down waves in remote and unusual places. The result A life of extraordinary adventures. A visceral turn of phrase - - delivered with humour - takes us with him on this wild and crazy ride." Steve Pike - Founder Wavescape Media
Mainstream and ebook versions will be available from January 2019.