Making Mavericks

Author: Frosty Hesson,Ian Spiegelman

Publisher: Zola Books

ISBN: 1939126002

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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West Coast surfing legend Frosty Hesson shares his remarkable life story, the story of his extraordinary friendship with wunderkind Jay Moriarty, and his advice on how to be the best. When Richard “Frosty” Hesson was first approached by a young Jay Moriarty in 1990, the skinny kid with a sparkle in his eye only wanted one thing from the icon: his help in becoming a better surfer. Hesson, one of the first to conquer the huge waves off northern California known as Mavericks, recognized that the kid “had a vision.” Jay quickly demonstrated a resolve that reminded Frosty of his younger self, pursuing his goal with a seriousness far beyond his years. His attitude and work ethic earned Frosty’s respect and, eventually, his friendship. Making Mavericks is the inspiring story of their father-son bond and of the challenges that made each of them who they were—surf legends, and the subject of the upcoming film Chasing Mavericks. In Making Mavericks, Frosty talks about his turbulent youth spent under difficult circumstances, with parents who tried to find a positive way to handle a child with a passion for water and a disregard for his own safety. Throughout his life he developed principles to live by, principles that would become the core tenets of his teaching philosophy. Most significantly, Frosty talks about how one of his best students, Jay Moriarty, used his philosophy to become a surfing phenomenon, and whose life inspired the phrase, “Live like Jay.” Affecting and poignant, Making Mavericks is a celebration of Hesson’s determination to live with joy and purpose, and his desire to help others do the same.

Making Mavericks

Author: Frosty Hesson

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781620878750

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 2602


When Richard “Frosty” Hesson was first approached by a young Jay Moriarty in 1990, the skinny kid with a sparkle in his eye only wanted one thing from the icon: his help in becoming a better surfer. Hesson, one of the first to conquer the huge waves off northern California known as Mavericks, recognized that the kid “had a vision.” Jay quickly demonstrated a resolve that reminded Frosty of his younger self, pursuing his goal with a seriousness far beyond his years. His attitude and work ethic earned Frosty’s respect and, eventually, his friendship. Making Mavericks is the inspiring story of their father-son bond and of the challenges that made each of them who they were—surf legends, and the subject of the upcoming film Chasing Mavericks. In Making Mavericks, Frosty talks about his turbulent youth spent under difficult circumstances, with parents who tried to find a positive way to handle a child with a passion for water and a disregard for his own safety. Throughout his life he developed principles to live by, principles that would become the core tenets of his teaching philosophy. Most significantly, Frosty talks about how one of his best students, Jay Moriarty, used his philosophy to become a surfing phenomenon, and whose life inspired the phrase, “Live like Jay.” Affecting and poignant, Making Mavericks is a celebration of Hesson’s determination to live with joy and purpose, and his desire to help others do the same.

OS X Mavericks For Dummies

Author: Bob LeVitus

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118707621

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 3704


Unleash the power of OS X Mavericks and make the most of your Mac! This guide gets you up and running with Apple's latest OS. LeVitus helps you surf the Mavericks pipeline and find everything you need to make the most of this sleek operating system in no time!

OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Mark L. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118707656

Category: Computers

Page: 792

View: 2611


Your all-in-one guide to all things OS X Mavericks This fun and friendly For Dummies guide is your ticket to taking advantage of all the features of Apple’s latest desktop operating system – OS X Mavericks. You’ll get to know OS X, customize Mavericks for your needs, become more productive, and take your system to a whole new level with eight minibooks dedicated to OS X essentials. Plus, you’ll learn how to keep your system safe, stay connected on the go, turn your Mac into a multimedia hub, and make your Mac happy with the over 200 new features found in OS X Mavericks. Includes eight minibooks: Introducing OS X, Customizing and Sharing, the Digital Hub, Using iWork, the Typical Internet Stuff, Networking in OS X, Expanding Your System, and Advanced OS X Covers new-to-OS X tools and features including iBooks, Maps, iCloud Keychain, Finder Tabs, and Tags plus the streamlined Calendar, Notifications, and Safari applications Shows you how to navigate around the desktop with Launchpad and Mission Control, build the Finder of your dreams, and sync your important stuff with iCloud Walks you through the fun stuff, too, including editing images in iPhoto, trying out your cinema skills with iMovie, rockin' out with GarageBand and iTunes, becoming a gaming guru, video-chatting with FaceTime, surfing the web with Safari, and more Whether you want to test the OS X waters or just dive right in, OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies is here to help guide your way.

Growth and Greatness

Author: Runn Wild

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329733150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 7350


Are you ready to spend the next 30 days playing at the Next level? Growth and Greatness: UNLEASH YOUR POTENTIAL introduces for the very first time the methodology that Super Coach RUNN WILD has created and refined of 10 years and now delivers in his 30 Day Challenge. Reading as part story, part guide and part workbook this book with connect with readers who enjoyed The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss and Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. If you are ready expand your personal potential then this book is for you!

Maverick

Author: Lewis F. Fisher

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595348395

Category: History

Page: N.A

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By definition, a maverick is a “lone dissenter” who “takes an independent stand apart from his or her associates” or “a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive policies or ideas.” The word maverick has evolved in the English language from being the term for an unbranded stray calf to a label given to a nontraditional person to a more extreme “uncontrollable individualist, iconoclast, unstable nonconformist.” The word has grown into an adjective (“he made a maverick decision”) and become a verb (mavericking or mavericked). Of all the words that originated in the Old West and survive to the present day, author Lewis Fisher notes, maverick has been called the least understood and most corrupted. But where did the word come from? The word’s definition is still such a mystery that Merriam-Webster lists it in the top 10 percent of its most-looked-up words. All of the origin stories agree it had something to do with Samuel A. Maverick and his cattle, but from there things go amok rather quickly. Was Sam Maverick a cattle thief? A legendary nonconformist who broke the code of the West by refusing to brand his calves? A Texas rancher who believed branding cattle was cruelty to animals? A runaway from South Carolina who branded all the wild cattle he could find and ended up with more cattle than anyone else in Texas? Samuel A. Maverick was a notable landholder and public figure in his own time, but his latter-day fame is based on the legend that he was a cattle rancher. No amount of truth-telling about maverick seems to have slowed the tall tales surrounding the word’s origination. Maverick: The American Name That Became a Legend is a whodunit, a historical telling of the man who unwittingly inspired the term, the family it’s derived from, the cowboys who embraced it as an adjective meaning rakish and independent, the curious inquirers intrigued by its narrative, and the appropriators who have borrowed it for political fame. Texas historian (and secondhand Maverick by marriage) Lewis Fisher has combed through Maverick family papers along with cultural memorabilia and university collections to get at the heart of the truth behind the far-flung Maverick legends. Maverick follows the history of the word through the “Maverick gene” all the way to Hollywood and uncovers the mysteries that shadow one of our country’s iconic words. Taken as a whole, the book is a fascinating portrayal of how we form, use, and change our language in the course of everyday life, and of the Maverick family’s ongoing relationship to its own contributions, all seen through the lens of a story featuring cowboys, Texas Longhorns, rustlers, promoters, movie stars, athletes, novelists, lawyers, mayors, congressmen, and senators—to say nothing of named maverick brands ranging from Ford cars and air-to-ground missiles to computer operating systems, Vermont maple syrup, and Australian wines. Ironically, given its literal meaning as unbranded, maverick is a brand name that helped shape the history of the American West and represents the ideal of being true to oneself.

Too Long at the Dance

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1466836172

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 7650


Mike Blakely again takes us on the trail with cowboy musician Caleb Holcomb. Caleb now becomes embroiled in Wyoming's Johnson County War, the Arapaho uprisings, the West's bloody cattle wars, the great cattle drives, and the wild, lawless land rushes that settled the Indian Territory. Through it all Caleb finds music, friends, and wonderful women. But will he ever settle down with Amelia Holcomb, his brother's widow, the only woman he's ever loved? Or will he stay too long at the dance? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stoked!

Author: Chris Bertish

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1770227652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

View: 4126


This is the story of how a skinny little kid from Kenilworth in Cape Town managed to travel halfway around the world without sponsorship, and then outwit, outsmart and outperform the world’s best-paid professional athletes on a day that changed his life, and the sport of big-wave surfing, forever ... Big-wave surfer Chris Bertish was the first South African to brave the monster waves of Mavericks, winning the Mavericks Big Wave Invitational surfing event in the biggest and heaviest waves ever recorded in the history of the sport. That same year, he finished third on the Big Wave World Tour, despite only surfing three of the five events. Chris’s mantra is Dream it, See it, Believe it, Achieve it. With his infectious enthusiasm, Chris tells how he pulled off death-defying antics, time and again, overcame overwhelming obstacles and manoeuvred around the many random twists of fate to achieve his goals and fulfil his dreams.

The Longhorns

Author: J. Frank Dobie

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292746275

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 7739


The Texas Longhorn made more history than any othr breed of cattle the world has known. Their story is the bedrock on which the history of the cow country of America is founded.