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Children's Fiction Water Sports

Surf Zone

by (author) Pam Withers

Whitecap Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Water Sports
Recommended Age
12 to 15
Recommended Grade
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
    List Price

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Jake and Peter find extreme adventure once again, after a scuba-diving accident leaves them and a surfer girl stranded on a deserted island with surfboards as their only means of escape. The storm of the century is fast approaching and the boys need to think fast if they're going to get home in one piece.

Surf Zone is Jake and Peter's most action-packed and thrilling adventure yet. This adrenalin-pumping book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

About the author

Award-winning author Pam Withers has written numerous bestselling sports and adventure books for teens, including four for Orca Book Publishers: Camp Wild, Breathless, Daredevil Club and . Pam is a former outdoor guide, journalist, editor and associate publisher. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband and tours North America extensively. For more information, visit

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Librarian Reviews

Surf Zone

This fifth title in the Take It to the Xtreme outdoor sports adventure series involves best friends Jake and Pete vying for a girl’s attention. The fifteen-year-old surfing enthusiasts meet Valerie and her parents in Tofino, where they work as junior kayaking guides. After Jake rescues the strong-willed Valerie on a kayak excursion, she and the boys are allowed to go scuba diving off the company yacht. A series of underwater mishaps strands the three teens alone on a deserted island. Before their rescue by local First Nation’s people, they endure a menacing Orca, surf to escape through a storm with thirty-foot waves and discover the desecration of ancient burial caves. West coast natural history, surfing, kayaking and scuba diving have all been thoroughly researched, authenticated by experts and vividly detailed in this story.

Pam Withers lives in Vancouver and is a frequent speaker in schools. Her website is:

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. BC Books for BC Schools. 2006-2007.

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