Tim Baker is an award-winning author, journalist and storyteller specializing in surfing history and culture, working across a wide variety of media from books and magazines to film, video, and theatre.
Tim is the best-selling author of numerous books on surfing. “Occy” was a national bestseller and chosen by the Australia Council as one of “50
Books You can’t Put Down” in 2008. “Surfari” tells the story
of his family surfing road trip around Australia in 2011.
“Century of Surf,” a history of Australian surfing, was published by Random House in 2013. His children’s book “The Surfer and the Mermaid” was adapted for theatre for the Bleach Festival. “The Rip Curl Story” documents the rise of the iconic Australian surf brand to mark its 50th anniversary in 2019. Tim is a former editor of Tracks and Surfing Life
magazines. He has won the Surfing Australia Hall of Fame
Culture Award three times.