Sucking the Marrow

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Yasha Hertzel travels on the Indian Ocean and meets Westerners like Zane who moved from the U.S. to live the simple live in the wild frontier of Sumatra. He befriends two Hawaiians that surf and bodyboard on their way to Bengkul. They take a catamaran to Tanabala and Tanamasa Islands and then Thailand. Hertzel crosses paths with many other travelers along the way who tell stories about their adventures chasing surf, sailing and living amongst the locals. After Thailand he goes to Western Australia to get tubed with Gene Hardy and meets local groms raised on surfing mornings before school and camping on the beach when the swell is good.