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JOIN US for a star-studded Inside Maverick's and Photo/Stoner book release PARTY & San Francisco Surfrider benefit on Tuesday, October 24, at 111 Minna Gallery!
Celebrate and throw a beer back with surf luminaries Matt Warshaw, Doug Acton, Grant Washburn, Jeff Divine, Bruce Jenkins, Maverick's surfers, and more.  
Arrive early for *SEATS* at the  7:00pm slideshow by Surfer's Journal's Jeff Divine, who will show Ron Stoner photos not published in Warshaw's book.  Stoner was a pioneering Surfer Mag lensman who mysteriously disappeared in the '70s and deemed dead.  Then, catch Doug Acton & Grant Washburn's fantastic new Maverick's footage.
Afterwards, chill to live surf music by the HIWATTERS and DJ Shabadoo's grooves   Enter the RAFFLE  to win seats on the 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest®  VIP BOAT TOUR, and more!   Plus, score MORE Mavericks Boat seats and Casey O'Connell artwork in the SILENT AUCTION.

BY the way, with each
ADVANCE book purchase*, receive two raffle entries & FREE admission.  We expect the night to sell out, so support your local businesses and buy
ONLINE or at Green Apple Books (in-store only)!

Zuna Surf and Chronicle Books present...
Book Release Party
a Surfrider San Francisco benefit
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
6:30pm - 10:00pm | age 21+

at 111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St (between Second & Montgomery),
San Francisco | Park on street or nearby garages | 
Event Info:  
Event proceeds help support Surfrider Foundation San Francisco
  6:30pm Book Signing & Reception all night long
  7:00pm Ron Stoner Slideshow with Surfer's Journal photo editor JEFF DIVINE (South room seating)
  7:30pm New Maverick's Footage presented by DOUG ACTON & GRANT WASHBURN (South room seating)
  8:00pm Live Surf Music by the HIWATTERS + DJ Shabadoo
  9:30pm Raffle + Silent Auction Winners Announced
Formed during the stormy winter of 2006 under harsh conditions, the Hiwatters exude the power and majesty of the ocean's roar.   San Francisco's Jochen Kahns, Adrian Maestas, and Oliver Imkamp serve up vintage surf guitar classics peppered with modern driving rhythms.  Drenched in reverb, high on style, and influenced by Dick Dale, the Ventures and the Sandals, the Hiwatters are keeping the swing of classic surf music alive in the Bay Area and beyond.  More:
ADMISSION (age 21+):  $5.00 DOOR or ONLINE  |  attendees receive special Hotline & Sports Basement bonuses (while supplies last)
GET FREE ADMISSION  +  2 raffle entries with ADVANCE book purchases ONLINE HERE or at Green Apple Books:
  Buy books, admission, & raffle tickets here:   506 Clement Street, San Francisco   415.287.2272  | map | website
  The FREE  Admission & 2 Raffle Entries offer is valid for purchases made through Monday, Oct 23, 11:00pm.    The Free Admission & Raffle Entries offer is valid for purchases made through Monday, Oct 23, 10:30pm.
For books purchased AT THE EVENT,  you'll receive just ONE raffle entry.  Buy more raffle tickets here.

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o A pair of seats on the 2007 Mavericks Surf Contest ®  VIP BOAT TOUR
o Sports Basement gift certificates
o Contest DVDs from Mavericks Surf Ventures
o Goodies from Clifbar &
Surfer Magazine
o Gear from
Hotline Wetsuits & Jeff Clark Surfboards


See the contest from the best seat in the house -- in the waves a few hundred yards from the line up. The 2007 VIP Boat Tour winner receives 2 seats on the official boat charter, which makes round trips at 7:30am - 10:30am; or 11am - 2pm.  Also included are a gourmet lunch, non-alcoholic beverages,  and a copy of the official Contest DVD.  (Package value: $500)

The Mavericks Surf Contest can happen anytime between January 1 and March 31st. When the contest is called, Mavericks Surf Ventures will send winners an email alert at least 24 hours in advance; it will be up to you to get to the boat on time.  For general contest info, visit Sign up here for contest alerts.


Photos:  Top - Seth Migdail;  Bottom - Colin Drake

You DO NOT need to be present to win the Maverick's seats.  You can enter the raffle in the following ways below and also BID to win a 2nd pair of seats in the Silent Auction!

o Get 2 raffle tickets free with *ADVANCE* book purchase
online or at Green Apple Books
o Get 1 raffle ticket per book purchased at the 111 Minna event, Tues Oct 24, 2006
o Buy raffle tickets at the 111 Minna event
o Buy raffle tickets online at

* Advance purchase deadline: Mon Oct 23 -- 10:30pm at  Green Apple Books; 11pm at Zuna online

Support Surfrider SF!  BID on a 2nd pair of Mavericks Surf Contest VIP Boat Tour seats, Casey O'Connell's art and more...
The emerging artist & surfer Casey O'Connell, who has shown work at several of our past Zuna events, will be auctioning a few pieces off this evening.  In the past two years, she's been hired by Quiksilver,  Etnies, SF's Hotel Des Arts, and others for various projects.  She recently did an Etnies mural at the Action Sports Retailer trade show and painted surf pro Lisa Anderson's boobs for the Keep A Breast Foundation. 

Casey has been covered in the New York Times, SF Chronicle and numerous other art  + culture publications and the majority of her paintings have SOLD OUT in every public showing.  Now a local Ocean Beach resident, Casey is an artist to watch as her base of collectors grow.  View some of her work here:  |

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Inside Maverick's Portrait of a Monster Wave
Photographs by Doug Acton; Edited by Bruce Jenkins and Grant Washburn

Peek inside here.  11 in x10 in; 160pp; 150 color photographs.  Hardcover. 

PRICE: $35.00 +  FREE Minna party admission + 2 raffle entries
Enter to win a pair a 2007 Mavericks Contest
® Boat Seats & more!

Buy Now & Buy Local at Zuna Surf Online or at Green Apple Books!
Every winter when the ocean buoys start to read 10-, 15-, and 20-feet, the coast of Half Moon Bay, California, is transformed by an enormous wave called Maverick's. Recognized as one of the most dangerous big wave surf breaks in the world, Maverick's is big, cold, and sickeningly powerful. It's the best show in town, but until now you could only see it through a pair of binoculars. Inside Maverick's brings you right onto the sickening ledge of a 75-foot wave with jaw-dropping photographs and gritty insider accounts of what it's really like out there. Sports columnist Bruce Jenkins and Maverick's surfer Grant Washburn have interviewed top big wave surfers Peter Mel, Zach Wormhoudt, Evan Slater, and others to discuss every aspect of the freakish wave—from the paddle out to the terrifying drop to the inevitable and brutal wipeouts. Covering fifteen years of incredible surfing with photos that have never before been published, Inside Maverick's grants unparalleled access to this legendary wave and the elite core of big wave surfers that are obsessed with challenging it.

Doug Acton lives in Half Moon Bay with his family. Doug has been shooting at Maverick's for Surfing Mag since the early 1990s. His work has been published worldwide.

Bruce Jenkins is a San Francisco Chronicle sports columnist and a senior writer at Surfer Magazine.

Grant Washburn is a writer/filmmaker/surfer who has worked on hundreds of surfing projects. He has competed in all of the competitions at Maverick's, and lives with his wife and two daughters in San Francisco.

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The Rise, Fall, and Mysterious Disappearance of Surfing's Greatest Photographer
By Matt Warshaw; Foreword by Jeff Divine

11 x 10 in; 160 pp ; 200 color and b/w photographs Hardcover

PRICE: $40.00 + Free Minna party admission + 2 automatic raffle entries
Enter to win a pair a 2007 Mavericks Contest
® Boat Seats & more!

Buy Now & Buy Local at Zuna Surf Online or at Green Apple Books!

In 1965, Ron Stoner was the best surf photographer in the business. Every month, he shot the balmy beaches, bikini-clad girls, and achingly beautiful waves of Southern California for Surfer Magazine. Then, at the height of his fame, Ron Stoner walked off this sunny stage and disappeared forever. In Photo/Stoner, Stoner's strange story is recounted by surfing historian Matt Warshaw alongside Stoner's best photos, reproduced as never before. In these rare images, Stoner recorded more than just a beautiful wave or a perfect moment, he captured the effortless and innocent grace of coastal California—pre-condominium. In word and in image, Photo/Stoner is a poignant ode to a lost era, and a lost man. 

Read more: | Stella
r mag article

Matt Warshaw is the former editor of Surfer magazine. He is the author of Surf Movie Tonite! and numerous other books.  He resides in San Francisco.

Jeff Divine is the photo editor at Surfer's Journal, has been a surf photographer since 1964, and lives in San Clemente, California.

Stoner Covers Courtesy of Surfer Magazine


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