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Dancing on Waves
A True Story of Finding Love & Redemption in the Ocean
by Hillary Hauser View author's profile page

Overview


"Dancing on Waves" is a daring tale of a well-known ocean adventurer crashing into divorce, cancer, and depression; and how this paralyzing calamity propelled her to find comfort in the ocean – swimming, floating, meditating. When the ocean started showing signs of hurt with posted No-Swimming signs posted on her favorite beaches, her outrage led her to start a citizens' action group called Heal the Ocean, which, over 24 years later, is an important nationally recognized organization.

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As a diving photojournalist, HILLARY HAUSER has gone solo to 200 feet on the outside of a Hawaiian crater, explored sinkholes and caves in South Australia, slid into a flooded cavern underneath a mountain in Death Valley, gone down the face of a huge Fijian wave, and crashed on the backside of Molokini Island, Hawaii, in a canoe with six other people. She has chronicled the lives, and deaths, of fishermen, including a dear friend killed by a white shark.

In "Dancing on Waves" Hauser tells the story of her most challenging episode of all: a frightening plunge into a deep, dark hole of cancer, relationship failure, and depression. She describes her climb back to the surface – and sunlight – again, a journey that offers a front-seat view into the sea and its creatures, fishermen and the dangers they face, the minds of daredevil surfers who ride enormous waves, and the insights of stellar explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man up Mt. Everest. This story describes how the paralyzing calamity she encountered propelled her to start a citizens' action group for the ocean, called Heal the Ocean, which, over 20 years later, is an important nationally-recognized organization.

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About the author


Hillary Hauser is an American photojournalist and environmental activist with a focus on the oceans — underwater diving adventure, politics, and conservation. She has explored sinkholes in South Australia for National Geographic, slid into a flooded cavern underneath a mountain in Death Valley on another assignment, and dived Jaws and Mavericks for The Surfers Journal. 

In "Dancing on Waves" Hauser tells the story of her most challenging episode of all: a frightening plunge into a deep, dark hole of cancer, relationship failure, and depression. She describes her climb back to the surface – and sunlight – again, a journey that offers a front-seat view into the sea and its creatures, fishermen and the dangers they face, the minds of daredevil surfers who ride enormous waves, and the insights of stellar explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man up Mt. Everest. This story describes how the paralyzing calamity she encountered propelled her to start a citizens' action group for the ocean, called Heal the Ocean, which, over 20 years later, is an important nationally-recognized organization. 

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Personal Memoirs

Language:English

Pages:258

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781667853185


Overview


"Dancing on Waves" is a daring tale of a well-known ocean adventurer crashing into divorce, cancer, and depression; and how this paralyzing calamity propelled her to find comfort in the ocean – swimming, floating, meditating. When the ocean started showing signs of hurt with posted No-Swimming signs posted on her favorite beaches, her outrage led her to start a citizens' action group called Heal the Ocean, which, over 24 years later, is an important nationally recognized organization.

Read more

Description


As a diving photojournalist, HILLARY HAUSER has gone solo to 200 feet on the outside of a Hawaiian crater, explored sinkholes and caves in South Australia, slid into a flooded cavern underneath a mountain in Death Valley, gone down the face of a huge Fijian wave, and crashed on the backside of Molokini Island, Hawaii, in a canoe with six other people. She has chronicled the lives, and deaths, of fishermen, including a dear friend killed by a white shark.

In "Dancing on Waves" Hauser tells the story of her most challenging episode of all: a frightening plunge into a deep, dark hole of cancer, relationship failure, and depression. She describes her climb back to the surface – and sunlight – again, a journey that offers a front-seat view into the sea and its creatures, fishermen and the dangers they face, the minds of daredevil surfers who ride enormous waves, and the insights of stellar explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man up Mt. Everest. This story describes how the paralyzing calamity she encountered propelled her to start a citizens' action group for the ocean, called Heal the Ocean, which, over 20 years later, is an important nationally-recognized organization.

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About the author


Hillary Hauser is an American photojournalist and environmental activist with a focus on the oceans — underwater diving adventure, politics, and conservation. She has explored sinkholes in South Australia for National Geographic, slid into a flooded cavern underneath a mountain in Death Valley on another assignment, and dived Jaws and Mavericks for The Surfers Journal. 

In "Dancing on Waves" Hauser tells the story of her most challenging episode of all: a frightening plunge into a deep, dark hole of cancer, relationship failure, and depression. She describes her climb back to the surface – and sunlight – again, a journey that offers a front-seat view into the sea and its creatures, fishermen and the dangers they face, the minds of daredevil surfers who ride enormous waves, and the insights of stellar explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man up Mt. Everest. This story describes how the paralyzing calamity she encountered propelled her to start a citizens' action group for the ocean, called Heal the Ocean, which, over 20 years later, is an important nationally-recognized organization. 

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