Surfing the world as it spins ever faster…

Happy to report great things are happening around the launch of our first book!

We’re getting some good surfing book book reviews in the surf media, we’re lining up our first book tour, and we’re starting work on the next book in the series. Cowabunga everyone!

When Kevin and I first started talking about doing a book series, we weren’t sure how it would all go, how the book would turn out or whether the surf-travel-misadventures would even resonate with the surfing tribe. So it’s with a great sense of satisfaction to give these updates…


Awesome news—we’ve gotten some good ink lately in the media!

“A pinned-throttle globe trot with surfing’s favorite explorers, “Search for the Perfect Wave” is a surf library must-have.”—Scott Hulet, Editor, The Surfer’s Journal

“Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson headed south on a series of Central American adventures in the early 1970s, driving Volkswagens through mud and over sand, and the articles they published in Surfer magazine inspired countless others to follow.
Now Naughton and Peterson have compiled those original articles—along with many more anecdotes and photos—in the first volume of Search for the Perfect Wave, a gorgeous book that shows life in and out of the water for the two happy-go-lucky misadventurers and their ne’er-do-well buddies.” —Keith Plocek writes about visual art and culture for LA Weekly, ARTnews, Vice and The Village Voice

Surfline Review by Andrew Lewis
KCET Review by Keith Plocek
Drift Magazine (UK) review by Matt Button


We’re lining up locations and dates for our 2016 Book Tour. We throw a pretty fun evening with a mercifully brief slide show followed by a lively Q&A session, as well as signing books.

Hopefully you can make it to one of these events. If so, please come introduce yourself. We’ll be stoked to meet, sign & inscribe your book!

May 4, 2016 6-9 pm
California Surf Museum
312 Pier View Way
Oceanside CA 92054

June 5, 2016 
South Bay Film and Music Festival
Hermosa Community Center
Hermosa Beach, CA
* Event schedule still being determined.

July 14, 2016 6:30 – 7:30 PM
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood
Brentwood Country Mart
225 26th Street, Ste. 33, Santa Monica, CA 904024

August 11, 2016
Hermosa Beach Surf Museum
710 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
* Time TBD

We’ll be adding more dates and locations within and outside of California soon. We’re open to suggestions, so send in any thoughts and we’ll try to make it happen.


We’re getting started on Volume 2, covering the surf travel trips from Morocco through the Sahara Desert, the jungles of West Africa all the way to the Congo River. We spent nearly two years looking for waves in Africa. Found some good ones, along with a few wild tales to go with ’em.

We saved a lot of cool stuff that we’ll be sharing in the book. We’ve got hand-drawn maps of the coast of the Sahara, diagrams on how we packed our backpacks for months-long hitchhiking journeys, Craig’s condensing his diary entries of his time on the Congo River, plus photos, letters—all kinds of stuff.

If you haven’t already, you might want to follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates.

That’s the latest for now. Hope everyone is making their summer (or winter Down Under) travel plans!


Craig & Kevin

Surfing the world with Craig Peterson and Kevin Naughton

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