Jim Kempton spent years on the Quiksilver Crossing with Kelly Slater and others, seeking undiscovered waves around the planet. Decades previous in the 70's, he was the editor of SURFER Magazine. And today, he is President of the California Surf Museum in Oceanside California.
On July 6th he is publishing his third book, "Women on Waves - A Cultural History of Surfing: From Ancient Goddesses and Hawaiian Queens to Malibu Movie Stars and Millennial Champions. You can find it wherever books are sold.
Jim has crafted a career for himself from some of surfing's most coveted dream jobs, and this episode of The Wire Podcast is one of our favorites.