mountains bookA watershed of epic proportions as Walter Beaumont faces the many moods of an ocean culture that is the center of the Hawaiian World and comes face to face with political intrigue, war and the most enigmatic experience for an English aristocrat-that of riding the giant swells of Hawai’i. Author Bio: Gunter O. Swoboda has invested more than thirty years of learning the art and culture of both ancient and modern surfing. His interest in Polynesian culture has taken him from his home on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia to the fabled islands of Hawai’i. He is a husband, father, friend, historian, psychologist and practicing psychotherapist in Mona Vale.