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  • Open Daily: 10am - 10pm
    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
612-822-4611
Becoming Westerly: Surf Champion Peter Drouyn's Transformation into Westerly Windina

Becoming Westerly: Surf Champion Peter Drouyn's Transformation into Westerly Windina

Brisick, Jamie

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ISBN13: 9798656225595
Published: Jun 23 2020
Pages: 312
Weight: 1.01
Height: 0.70 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English
In the sixties and seventies, Australian Peter Drouyn was one of the world's greatest surfers. He pioneered an aggressive approach called power surfing, introduced the man-on-man competition format, and charged giant waves in Hawaii. A Zelig figure, he took on many roles-method actor, surf resort owner, modeling school founder, and lawyer to name but a few. For nearly the past decade, Peter has been living as a woman, Westerly Windina, a complex, aspiring entertainer. Beginning with her 2012 trip to Bangkok for gender reassignment surgery, BECOMING WESTERLY traces Peter Drouyn's odyssey from teenage Queensland hopeful to 1960s surf champion to embittered has-been who struggles to rise again as the glamorous, sixty-four-year-old Westerly Surf journalist Jamie Brisick provides an intimate exploration of global surf culture-a nuanced portrait of Peter/Westerly and the world that shaped her evolving identity. Brisick also co-directed the documentary film version of her story, titled Becoming Westerly.

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