Tim Baker is the best-selling author of numerous books on surfing, including “Bustin’ Down The Door,” (Harper Collins, 1996, now in its eighth print run), “High Surf” (Harper Collins, 2007) and “Occy” (Random House, 2008). He is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines, and former editorial director of Morrison Media Services. He has won the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame Culture Award three times and been nominated for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, the Bulletin, Inside Sport, Playboy, GQ, the Surfers Journal, Qantas – the Australian Way, as well as surfing magazines around the world. For The Spirit of Churaki, Tim has been instrumental in the early development of the project, researching, writing and bringing his distinct surf culture experience to the work.

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