William Finnegan, the author of several books and staff writer for the New Yorker, released “Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life” published by Penguin Books in 2015 to critical acclaim. The book won a Pulitzer prize in 2016 and is now out in paperback, which brings the author to the Jersey Shore for the first time.14192116_1244834348884571_6639139054103753377_n

The Surfrider Foundation, Jersey Shore Chapter and Glide Surf Co. helped organize the event at the House of Independents. Glide sells the book at the surf shop and the Surfrider will share their message of protecting oceans, waves, and beaches in the spirit of the book’s subject.

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The author will have personal slides from his surfing journeys around the world and there will also be a live interview conducted by Tyler Bruer of SMASH Surf. The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to buy the book and join or renew their membership in the Surfrider Foundation.

Surfrider will also be accepting used wetsuits that we will donate to Sugamats in order for them to repurpose into recycled yoga mats. So make sure you bring that old suit you had sitting around for the past couple of years to ensure that it doesn’t end up in a landfill.