Tao of Surfing
Finding Depth at Low Tide
About the Book
A New Way of Healing Tao of Surfing is an inspired book and a unique reflection that will have a lasting effect on anyone who reads it." -Bob Walch, The Monterey County Herald The roads I travel and the waves I search for and ride exemplify the flowing movement and continuous change of life itself. - From the book "Author Allen in fine, thoughtful fashion writes well, informally, and there is haiku in his observations A delightful book, effortlessly wise." -The Book Reader "From the first pages of this remarkable book I was captivated by the gently profound philosophy of riding through life with graceful balance." -Greg Ambrose, author of Surfer's Guide to Hawaii and co-author of Memories of Duke, the Legend Comes to Life Internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Michael A. Allen, takes you on a journey into the recesses of your soul and explores the ontological question, "What is our underlying essence?" Mr. Allen uses the metaphor of the sea, and its ebb and flow, to describe the Tao of life's cycle. And he discovers within this unique reflection a new way to comfort and heal the Self from the trauma of death. His long time interest in film brought him to write the screenplay adaptation with his brother in law Alex Carig in order to make Tao of Surfing into a full-length feature motion picture. Mr. Allen was initially inspired to write Tao of Surfing after his brother-his surfing partner-died from the complication
About the Author
Internationally acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Michael A. Allen holds a Master's degree in philosophy and Certificate in Asian Studies from California State University at Long Beach, and is a member of the Phi Sigma Tau Philosophy Honor Society. While serving as President of the Student Philosophy Association, he chaired a Medical Ethics session for a seminar on Applied Ethics. He also presented The Application of Taoist Principles in Everyday Living at University of Hawaii's International Society for Chinese Philosophy conference. His long time interest in film brought him to write the screenplay adaptation with his brother in law Alex Carig in order to make Tao of Surfing into a full-length feature motion picture. Mr. Allen was initially inspired to write Tao of Surfing after his brother, his surfing partner died from the complication of AIDS. Michael, his wife, and their children live along the Central Coast of California. He has been surfing for over 30 years.