Phil Jarratt is a journalist, author and publisher. A former editor of Tracks, Surfer and Australian Surf Journal, he is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on surfing and has worked in surf publishing for over 40 years. He has written over 20 books covering largely sport-related biography, surfing, and surf history including Salts and Suits, Kelly Slater: For the Love, Hottest 100 Surf legends, Surfing Australia: A Complete History of Surfboard Riding in Australia, and That Summer at Boomerang. A 3-time recipient of the Australian Surfing Hall of Fame Media Award, Jarratt lives between Noosa, Bali and Hawaii or wherever the surf's up!
"Jarratt's patchwork of individual stories makes for a far more
complex, contradictory and interesting picture than the standard
journalistic cliche of paradise lost." - Sydney Morning
"a work that Bali deserves and that honours it." - Weekend West
"a valuable short history for those wanting a richer experience." - Adelaide Advertiser