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I Surf, Therefore I Am: A Philosophy of Surfing

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This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher. The author, a 70-year-old surfanatic, has been Professor of Philosophy at Boston College for over 40 years and has written 50 other books on philosophy, religion, and culture. But compared to this one, the others are nothing but straw. It gives ten compelling existential reasons why everyone should surf: r ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published July 11th 2008 by St. Augustines Press (first published July 11th 2007)
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Heather Shaw
Nov 04, 2008 Heather Shaw rated it it was amazing
Like surfing, reading this book will make you happy. Kreeft, philosophy professor at Boston College and author of The Philosophy of Jesus and Socratic Logic, provides ten outstanding reasons to start surfing from ten illustrious sages, plus a manifesto supporting the right to boogie, and seven easy lessons for beginners.

Did I forget to mention that Kreeft is seventy years old and that he actually prefers to surf on the East Coast?

You may think that that reduces him to a surfing fanatic—and fanat
Oct 31, 2012 Fred rated it really liked it
I loved this little gem of a book. When a friend gave it to me recently, I expected some kind of humorous twist from Kreeft using surfing to highlight some philosophical treatise or other. Instead, I found a dead serious, extremely joyful presentation of surfing as the pinnacle our human experience in God's beautiful creation.

Having loved playing in the ocean for over 30 years now, I naturally resonated with nearly every detail here. Kreeft boldly expands the conversation to show how joyfully ca
Kai Ryujin
Apr 27, 2012 Kai Ryujin rated it it was amazing
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Ended up reading it to the is so good i am reading it again and again. As a person, i am amazed. As a surfer, i am stoked...and As a human, i am grateful to be part of those who's being loved by the ocean and in love with it...Go read it and read it again. i am raising all my four thumbs (including my feet) to this book..wish i have more thumbs.

Dear mom (Ocean), i will be with you soon. :)

love surfing. love philosophy. great read.
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Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College, and author of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the Faith , Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Heaven , and Back to Virtue . Some consider him the best Catholic philosopher currently residing in the United States. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, ...more
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