Kayte King lives to kitesurf. She’s financially broke in her windless hometown, her spirits sink to all new levels. Then an all-expenses paid invite to The Martinez Islands presents itself, plonking on the doorstep. Kayte’s been invited to promote tourism with the potential to break her tenuous kiting world record — a once in lifetime opportunity — Kayte grabs it.
Accompanied by her boyfriend, Steve, she travels to the islands with high hopes and expectations. They link up with their American counterparts and form the kitesurfing group that will attract tourism the islands desperately need.
Mercenary leader, Roger MacGill, brought in to eliminate anarchy, is tasked with the formation and training of a local police force. Stability temporarily subdued, MacGill has capitalised on the island’s beauty and invests in its modernisation. But, MacGill is now dangerously low on funds and desperate to see returns on his investment.
The kitesurfing contingency’s arrival rocks local interest. Fascinated by the kites, yet wary of foreigners, their apprehension bubbles to the surface. Storm clouds gather. The political unrest that follows, threatens to shatter all their dreams …
… to discover answers read ‘Beyond the Surf.’
“Plenty of loops & jumps to keep readers guessing. Fans of kitesurfing will love this debut novel.” Dreya Wharry – World Record Breaking Kitesurfer.
“Beyond the Surf is a deeply rendered adventure novel exploring themes of self-discovery, friendship, and relentless thrill seeking. It is a refreshingly human take on dangerous obsessions, told with grit, poetry and humour.” Justin McDonnell – TimeOut Magazine
“Beyond the Surf is a wild and captivating read. I loved it“ Tracy Shepard – tracyshepard.wordpress.com
“This book is pure inspiration …“ Roxanne Rivard – Nouvelle Vague
“I found it so exhilarating …” Saphora Smith – Saturday Telegraph 09.04.16
“We can assure you we are hooked …” Marcus Waring – Kitesista Magazine
“Beyond the Surf – The must-read this summer …” Rita Arnaus – Spanish Champion Kitesurfer 2015/16
“Don’t hesitate to get out there beyond the surf, you’ll love it” Kaye Holland – TNT Magazine
“Beyond The Surf is a perfect summer read. It is immersive and thrilling and much more than just a kite-surfing story” Rochelle Andrews– Cover2Cover
“... overall a solid book and a solid read. The plot was good, it gave you mystery, it gave you sports, and it gave your drama! The writing was well done, and it was fast paced from start to finish!” Lo’s Lo-Down on Books – lourdesbookblogspot.