Surf Mama By Wilma Johnson
Published by Summersdale
Billed as ‘one woman’s search for love, happiness and the perfect wave,’ here is a book that manages to be both a brilliant piece of travel writing and an amazing and inspirational human interest story.
Living on the west coast of Ireland with her family, juggling her work as an artist with domesticity, in her 40s Wilma was suddenly gripped with the desire to move to Biarritz to become a surfer. But waves on the home front were bigger than any she might have imagined being made by the sea. With her marriage hitting the rocks she finds herself in France with her three children, none of whom speak the language. And amid the emotional turmoil, learning to surf is as bruising for her body as it is for her ego. But then she catches her first perfect wave…
The perfect poolside or beachside read, Surf Mama has huge appeal. And it might just prompt you to go in search of your own wave euphoria.