Paul Evans chats with Andy Martin, author of SURF, SWEAT & TEARS: The Epic Life & Mysterious Death of Edward George William Omar Deerhurst.
Andy Martin may well be one of the cleverest people in surfing (podcast hosts included). A Cambridge University lecturer whose body of written work includes numerous books as well as surfing columns for The Times and The Independent, his latest book investigates the murky circumstances surrounding the 1996 death of his friend Viscount Ted Deerhurst, Britain’s first ever professional surfer.
Having been warned to stay away from a Waikiki stripper he’d fallen in love with known only as Lola, Deerhurst was found dead a short time later, while Andy was still on the North Shore.
While the surf world has generally attributed a variety of causes of death, from drowning at Sunset to a heart attack in a hotel bathtub, Andy suspected foul play and returned to Hawaii to investigate.
Paul caught up with Andy at his home in Cambridge over Zoom to find out more about the book, as well as Andy’s surfing life.
Stay tuned for It’s Not The Length Ep 16, coming very soon.
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