The life and times of a surfing legend.
Personally signed by Kong
“I was an arrogant, foolish young man with talent, celebrity and opportunity but without a shred of respect for my blessings. The problem, of course, is that cocaine is the perfect enabler for just that kind of d!@$headedness.” Kong
Even among the hard-partying, hard-living characters of big wave surfing, there’s never been anyone quite like Gary ‘Kong’ Elkerton. Raised on a prawn tawler, Gary honed his wave riding in the isolated mid-ocean wilderness of the Great Barrier Reef, then fell into surfing and its hedonistic lifestyle with voracious energy.
The waves, the women, the drugs, the partying, the rock stars, and then the growing realisation that it had all become a gorilla on his back.
Here, in a hilarious, rollicking, no-holds-barred account, Kong uncovers the good, the bad and the often ugly world of pro surfing, and with it a great Australian story.
“Elko is an epic, legendary figure in pro surfing.” Kelly Slater