All for a Few Perfect Waves
What we have to say:All for a few Perfect Wave is the story of Miki "Da Cat" Dora, the dashing and enigmatic rebel who, for twenty years, was the king of Malibu surfers. He dominated the waves, ruled his peers' imaginations, and to this day, inspires the fantasies of decades of Dora wannabes who began to swarm his pristine paradise after the movie Gidget helped surfing explode into the mainstream and changed it forever- many say for the worse.
To capture Dora's never-before-told-story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing more than three hundred of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers and peers- none of whom would previously talk in depth about him- to uncover the truth about surfing's most outrageous practitioner, charismatic prince, chief anti-hero, committed loner, and enduring mystery. The result is a riveting and living portrait of an uncommon character whose unique influence on surfing has never waned, and who became what most can never be: a legend in his own time.