Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Ash Grunwald

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Surf by Day, Jam by Night

Ash Grunwald

Surf by Day, Jam by Night is Ash Grunwald’s deep dive into the extraordinary.

From heavy wipe-outs to heaving crowds, soulful road trips to flow states, this book gives a rare insight into the lives and minds of the true legends who have mastered the artforms of surfing and music. Traditionally seen as pastimes of cultural outliers, these are the passions and obsessions of adventurers who dare to wander away from societal norms.

A gifted storyteller, Grunwald takes us on a personal journey of inspiration, in a series of candid, intimate conversations with the best surfer–musicians in the world – from Kelly Slater to Stephanie Gilmore, Jack Johnson to Dave Rastovich, Pete Murray to G. Love and many more. They discuss style, transcendence, fear, career longevity, growth mindset, jamming vs shredding, mindfulness and what it’s really like to live your dreams.

Brimming with humorous tales and incredible insights, this is essential reading for anyone wondering if there’s something more out there. Through stories of excessive achievement, adventure and overcoming, Grunwald encourages you to wake up, take your life into your hands and dare to follow your passions.

Available as:

  • First Edition
    Published 19/8/2019 ISBN 978-1-925700-44-2
    $32.99

Ash Grunwald

Ash Grunwald

Ash Grunwald

Ash Grunwald is an Australian musician who discovered the blues via Melbourne community radio stations RRR and PBS.

He started his recording career with the aptly titled ‘Introducing Ash Grunwald’, which was recorded live in one session with just an acoustic guitar and foot percussion – consisting of a stomp box and tambourine.

Ash’s second album, 2004’s ‘I Don’t Believe’, led to his first ARIA nomination, for Best Blues and Roots Album and saw him crowned Male Vocalist of the Year at the Victorian Blues Awards.

Eleven albums later, Ash signed with Bloodlines and will release a new album in August to coincide with the release of his first book. His new album includes collaborations with Kasey Chambers, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, Mahalia Barnes, Ian Collard and American guitarist Joe Bonamassa.

A long-time environmentalist, Ash also runs Earth Bottles with his partner, Danni. Created to eradicate single-use plastic bottles, the company started by producing bottles to be sold as part of Ash’s merchandise. It’s now a global company, partnering with charities such as Hope For Health, Breast Cancer Network and Beyond Blue, as well as acts such as Midnight Oil, The Living End, Ziggy Alberts and Bobby Alu.

Ash is passionate about the devastating impact coal seam gas mining has on our environment. In 2013, wearing a gas mask, Ash paddled into Queensland’s Condamine River, bubbling with methane gas, to raise awareness about the impact the Adani Coal Mine has had on the river.

 

Photo credit: Brett Schewitz

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