John Teague, Max Miller
On the Edge of the Southern Ocean is the story of the town of Torquay. From it's indigenous origins to the first white settlement, with a particular focus on the larger than life characters who were critical to the formation of the Torquay surf-lifesaving club, then the seismic boom caused by surfing, surf culture and surf commerce. It's about how a sleepy small town became a home to professional surfing, and one of the most famous beaches in the world. It's also the inside roller-coaster story of how some backyard cottage micro-businesses turned into a thriving industry which launched billion-dollar global brands.