Craig Peterson & Kevin Naughton Author Event


Craig Peterson & Kevin Naughton

Authors of Search for the Perfect Wave

Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm

If you ever wondered what hardcore surf travel is all about, Search for the Perfect Wave is your ticket to visit the world with a board and backpack under your arm.

Vol 1 is a large format book featuring 224 pages packed with over 400 never-before-seen photos by Craig Peterson, new stories by Kevin Naughton, plus excepts from the SURFER magazine articles, maps used on their trips, personal archives and details covering Naughton-Peterson’s surf-travel-misadventures in the 70’s and 80’s

This is their story, personally curated and told in their own words and pictures, of a decade in search of the perfect wave.

Vol. 1 Features:

  • Over 400 never-before-seen photos by Craig Peterson
  • New writing by Kevin Naughton
  • True stories behind the classic surf travel photos
  • Tales from the SURFER mag travel articles
  • Maps used on their trips
  • Archival notes, letters and more



“A pinned-throttle globe trot with surfing’s favorite explorers, “Search For The Perfect Wave” is a surf library must-have.” —Scott Hulet, Editor, The Surfer’s Journal

“Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson headed south on a series of Central American adventures in the early 1970s, driving Volkswagens through mud and over sand, and the articles they published in Surfer magazine inspired countless others to follow. Now Naughton and Peterson have compiled those original articles—along with many more anecdotes and photos—in the first volume of Search for the Perfect Wave, a gorgeous book that shows life in and out of the water for the two happy-go-lucky misadventurers and their ne'er-do-well buddies.” —Keith Plocek writes about visual art and culture for LA Weekly, ARTnews, Vice and The Village Voice.

"Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson are two surfers who defined surf travel in the early 1970's. They set off with a board each and rough maps, heading for the most remote possible places in West Africa and beyond, all for the quest of undiscovered surf spots. They felt the flow of travel, and they breathed in the air of the countries they visited, writing the odd mystical surf story for SURFER magazine, sending down the occasional alluring image of a wave breaking off a shipwreck, in front of a mile-high sand dune, or at the bottom of a sheer cliff." —Craig Jarvis, Tracks magazine

Surfline 1/13/2016

KCET 3/11/2016

Drift Magazine (UK) 4/4/16

Please join us for an incredible surf evening with Craig and Kevin.  RSVPs are appreciated.  Please call 310-318-0900 or email

Andrew Krivak Author Event


Andrew Krivak

Author of The Signal Flame

Friday, February 24th at 7pm

The Signal Flame is the stunning second novel from National Book Award finalist Andrew Krivác, a heartbreaking, captivating story about a family awaiting the return of their youngest son from the Vietnam War.

In their small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, Hannah and her son Bo mourn the loss of the family patriarch, Jozef Vinich. They were three generations under one roof, a war-haunted family in a war-torn century, but only one branch of a scraggy tree.

Having survived the trenches of World War I as an Austro-Hungarian conscript, Jozef journeyed to America and built a life for his children. His daughter Hannah married the European-born Bexhet Konar, who deserted the American army in World War II and, after his imprisonment, was killed in a hunting accident on the family land. Finally, in 1971, Hannah’s prodigal younger son, Sam, was reported missing in action in Vietnam.

Bo, Hannah’s remaining child, chooses a different path from his brother: Quiet, full of conviction, and with a firstborn’s sense of duty, Bo remains at home to grieve and to hope for reunion, to create new life, to embrace the land and work. From the narrative of this family’s experience, The Signal Flame emerges as a stirring novel about generations of men and women and the events that define them, old world values yielding to new world ways, and the convalescence of memory and hurt.

Beginning shortly after Easter in 1972 and ending on Christmas Eve, this ambitious novel gracefully evokes ordinary time, a period of living and working while waiting and watching and expecting. The Signal Flame is gorgeously written, honoring the cycles of earth and body, humming with blood and passion, and it confirms Andrew Krivák as a writer of extraordinary vision and power.

RSVPs are appreciated.  Please call 310-318-0900 or email

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ISBN: 9781501126376
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - January 24th, 2017

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ISBN: 9781934137345
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bellevue Literary Press - April 19th, 2011

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