Darren and Tim to give talk on Beyond The Break in Kiama

WRITERS: Darren Longbottom worked with Tim Rushby-Smith (left) on his new book Beyond the Break which is released on July 30. Picture: Sylvia Liber
WRITERS: Darren Longbottom worked with Tim Rushby-Smith (left) on his new book Beyond the Break which is released on July 30. Picture: Sylvia Liber

When Darren ‘Daz’ Longbottom went surfing at the remote Mentawai Islands off Indonesia, it was the fulfilment of a long-held ambition.

But Daz's passion for waves would very nearly cost him his life, and would test his resilience and determination in unimaginable ways.

“It was Saturday, 20 May 2008, and we were in one of the most remote parts of Indonesia, and breaking my neck was just the start of an incredible journey, a journey where whatever could go wrong, did go wrong".

Join Kiama locals Darren Longbottom and Tim Rushby-Smith for the tale of a freak accident, a terrifying rescue, and the long and painful journey home.

‘Beyond The Break’ is a story of coming to terms with the life-changing consequences of riding a single wave.

This free author talk and book signing will be held at 2.30pm, Saturday, September 22 in the Kiama Library auditorium.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Book your tickets via the Kiama Library website at library.kiama.nsw.gov.au 

For more information call the library on 4233 1133.

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