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The Breitling Book of Surfing is as much an in-depth travelogue as it is a beautiful photography book.

From surfing GOAT Kelly Slater to local heroes like Japan’s Amuro Tsuzuki, Breitling explores what connects surfers around the world and keeps them rooted to the places where they carved their first waves. Written by Ben Mondy, with a foreword by Mikey February and introduction by Stephanie Gilmore. Since launching its first SuperOcean dive watch back in 1957, Breitling has cultivated a special connection with the surf community, one based on a sense of adventure and a shared love of the sea. This book is a tribute to surfing’s global presence.

It’s not just about capturing the heart- pounding thrills of riding the waves, but also about the camaraderie, the shared sunsets, and the quiet moments of reflection. It’s Breitling’s way of acknowledging this vibrant culture and its alignment with the brand’s values of casual, inclusive, sustainable luxury. Come along for the ride as this book connects the diverse characters, unexpected outposts, and collective experience that have turned a water sport into a way of life.


Epic photography brings the stories of a unique group of global communities, and the surfers that represent them, to life. Told in their own words, some of the world’s most exciting professional and freestyle surfers—at different moments in their careers—introduce the influential figures, places, and waves that have shaped their lives, and their surfing. From Ireland’s rugged and unforgiving west coast to the famous beaches of Oahu, Hawaii, making stops across six continents along the way, Breitling provides a unique and unexpected window on the modern surf experience.

The sport’s inclusive spirit is what inspired the iconic watch brand—a champion of surf culture and maker of timepieces for ocean pursuits since 1957—to highlight surf’s wider community with a book dedicated to the sport’s diverse characters, unexpected outposts, and collective culture.

Based on interviews with surfers about the local communities they call home, The Breitling Book of Surfing is as much an in-depth travelogue as it is a beautiful photography book. It is for long- term surfing enthusiasts and newcomers alike, exploring the common values and passions that shape this diverse and dynamic global community connected by the sea.

Author Ben Mondy grew up surfing barrels on the beaches of Newcastle, Australia, and is now a well-respected writer and editor working in the surf, action sports, and travel industries.

ISBN: 978-88-918399-9-2