Tim Baker has authored multiple best-selling books, including “Bustin’ Down The Door,” (Harper Collins, 1996, now in its eighth print run), “High Surf” (Harper Collins, 2007) and “Occy” (Random House, 2008).
He is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life magazines, and former editorial director of Morrison Media.
He has twice won the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame Culture Award and was nominated for the CUB Australian Sports Writing Awards.
His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Inside Sport, Playboy, GQ, the Surfers Journal, Qantas - the Australian Way, as well as surf magazines around the world.
He is currently a senior contributor to Surfing World, Surfing Life, Surfer’s Path (UK), the Surfers Journal and US Surfing and Surfer magazines.
He has appeared at the Sydney and Byron Bay Writers Festivals, and conducted writing workshops at the Hunter and Northern Rivers Writers Centres.
A stalwart of surf media for 25 years, Tim has surfed and travelled throughout Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, Central and South America, North America, Europe, South Africa, Fiji, Tahiti, and Sri Lanka.
He lives in Currumbin with his wife and two children.
Tim’s children’s book The Surfer And The Mermaid will be transformed into a theatre production for Bleach*, and Tim will also be holding a special writing worshop at the festival. For more information visit bleachfestival.com.au
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