Author(s): Phil Jarratt
Phil Jarratt has worked in surf publishing for almost forty years, and is regarded as one of the sport's foremost authorities. Phil has been a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, editor of Playboy in the 70s, a former editor of Tracks and Australian Surfer's Journal and associate editor of Surfer. Phil has authored more than thirty books including award-winning surf histories and bestselling biographies. His books on surfing include Mr Sunset (the biography of American surf legend Jeff Hakman), The Mountain and the Wave, Kelly Slater: For the Love, and Salts and Suits. Phil has received the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award three times and has won numerous other awards for his work. Phil has also worked within the surf industry both for Rip Curl and Quiksilver in the US, Australia and Europe. Phil currently lives in Noosa Heads in Queensland, Australia where he surfs everyday there are waves.