Surfline Reviews The Finest Line


More than a collection of big-wave photographs, The Finest Line: The Global Pursuit of Big-Wave Surfing covers the giant, hallmark sessions from the most impressive spots around the globe, capturing the international flavor of the sport and exploring the insatiable drive of a rare breed of thrill seekers.

In a recent review, Surfline compared The Finest Line to Daniel Defoe, who famously wrote Robinson Crusoe. “The important connection to make here is that our little sport of surfing is plugged into the very same pulse that inspired one of literature’s greatest canons: the sea narrative. In The Finest Line, Long — certainly no hack — shows just how plugged in we are. Especially those special psychos among us who pack big waves. So look at that: Long has followed the lead of one of journalism’s forefathers, whether he knows it or not.”

Join Rusty Long tonight at Interval in San Clemente, CA for the book launch and a signing of The Finest Line.