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North of Nowhere Book

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Encapsulating 30 years of surf photography culled from the archives of Mike Nelson, NORTH OF NOWHERE tells the story of a momentous, distinctly raw era in surf culture through the words and images of one of New York’s most inimitable figures. The abysmal low points: 9-11 and Hurricane Sandy. The glorious highlights: facilitating pro contests and putting his buddies in movies and on the covers of magazines. And the confusing transitions between: opening a surf shop and navigating the tectonic shift from print to online media… Nellie swam through all of it, shot most of it, and delivers the best of it to you, right here, on a 200-page, hardcover platter.


Best served cold.


Matt Pruett has been one of the East Coast’s most prominent surf journalists since 1998. Best known for his tenure as editor of Eastern Surf Magazine (2001-2009), he also co-authored one book, Wavescape, edited several others, contributed to two anthologies, Stormrider Surf Stories: Indonesia and Lonely Planet’s Epic Surf Breaks of the World, directed the surf movie Always Right, and has been published in nearly every international surfing publication including Surfing, Surfer, Transworld Surf, Stab, The Surfer’s Journal, Japan Surfin’ Life, Surf Europe and Carve. Since 2013, Pruett has exclusively served in a senior writer/ editor capacity. He lives on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with his girlfriend Lauren Evans.

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