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Fri, 23 November 2018

Durban Surfer and ocean adventurer John McCarthy is pulling into Cape Town to launch his book The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls during the Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival.


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TAKING STOCK: John McCarthy has worked for a shift to greener materials in surfing. Photo supplied


unnamed2The Sexy Ugly Beautifuls is a rock ‘n’ roll collection of ocean-infused adventures John has had in his global quest to ride the perfect wave and to live a life dictated by the rhythms of the sea.

Pull into the Rolling Wood Surf and Skate store on Friday 30 November at 7pm to get a copy of the book or hang with some salty surfer types.

The stories are based on characters McCarthy met enroute along his unique journey from a young bodysurfer in South Africa to surfing the waves of the North Shore as a competitive surfer, before discovering the wilderness of Namibia and Mozambique, while growing into a greener sentience.

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“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)
 
“John’s dedication to surfing makes this a completely authentic read.” - Grant ‘Twiggy’ Baker (Multiple Big Wave World Surfing Champion)
 
“John’s empathy and connection with people shine through in his wonderful character descriptions.” - Tom Hewitt (MBE Founder Surfers Not Streetchildren)
 
“The way John thinks and writes about the ocean is unique. This book allows us to share in his extraordinary relationship with Mother Nature.” - Olivia Symcox (Head Shark Angels SA)
 
Vitit www.thesexyuglybeautifuls.com. Mainstream and ebook versions will be available from January 2019.


About the Wavescape Surf & Ocean Festival

Takes place Cape Town between 12 November and 9 December 2018 with favourites the Artboard Project, Clifton Beach Screening, Slide Night, Film Festival and Filmmakers’ Master Class. The 2018 iteration includes world premiere of Satori Film, a Cape Town big wave surfing documentary; launch of The Sexy, Ugly, Beautifuls book with John McCarthy; the Spike Swell Course; Big Wave Night & Exhibition; and Beach Co-op Beach Clean-up. All proceeds from Artboard go to ocean beneficiaries NSRI, Waves for Change, Shark Spotters, 9Miles Project, Ocean Pledge, Beach Co-op and South African Adaptive Surfing. Last year’s art auction raised R772,000. The highest priced board by Kirsten Sims fetched R130,000. The Festival headline partner is Jack Black Beer. Supporting partners are Wesgro, Vans, Petco, Marine Stewardship Council, Long Beach Capital, Gone, Mami Wata, York Surf, and Zigzag.

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Programme 2018

Mon 12-19 Nov: Big Wave Surfboard Exhibition, Jack Black’s Taproom
Thu 15 Nov: 6.30pm, Big Wave Night w/ Cape big wave surfers, Jack Black's Taproom
Mon 19-28 Nov: Artboard Project Exhibition, Jack Black's Taproom (11 surfboards)
Wed 28 Nov: 7pm, Artboard Auction with Nik Rabinowitz, Jack Black's Taproom
Thu 22 Nov: 6.30pm, forecaster Spike Swell Course, Sports Science Institute
Sat 24 Nov: From 6pm, premiere Satori Film (documentary), Jack Black's Taproom
Fri 30 Nov: 7pm, book launch, Sexy Ugly Beautifuls, with John McCarthy, Rolling Wood
Sat 1 Dec: 3pm, Beach Co-op beach clean-up and beach activation, Queens Beach
Sat 1 Dec: 8pm, Outdoor Film Night, Clifton 4th Beach
Mon 3 Dec: 7pm, Slide Night, Centre for the Book
Wed 5 Dec: 6.30pm, Masterclass for developing filmmakers, InvestSA One Stop Shop
Thu 6-9 Dec: 6.15pm / 8.15pm, surfing and ocean films, Labia Cinema
Sat 1-2 Dec, Sat 8-9 Dec: Swim Free Confidence courses with John McCarthy

More details: www.wavescapefestival.com
Book tickets: http://qkt.io/s11QNE

Social Media: Instagram and Twitter @WavescapeSA
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