JAIMAL YOGIS became obsessed with the ocean when his father, an Air Force Colonel and surfer, was stationed on the Azorean islands. When the family moved to Sacramento, Jaimal ran away to Hawaii to begin surfing around the globe. His first decade of adventures – from Buddhist monasteries to snow-covered beaches – is the subject of Saltwater Buddha, a memoir currently being adapted into film. Jaimal is also a journalist and children's book writer, his work appearing in ESPN Magazine, The Washington Post, The Surfers Journal, Afar, Surfer and many others. Jaimal’s next book, The Fear Project, is due out from Rodale in January, 2013. Jaimal is also a Surf for Life team-rider and donates a percentage of all his books to Surf for Life’s school-building programs around the globe. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Amy and son, Kaifas.