50 Books for Waterpeople

Here are some of the reading resources we’ve loved and spoken about on the podcast (up to 2023), organised into broad themes. Please consider ordering from your local bookstore, if possible. For regular reading recommendations, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Old & Ancient Ocean Culture

Dive into the ancient – and more recent – histories of surf and ocean cultures with these illuminating reads.

Culture Repair

Written mostly by guests of the podcasts, these books invite us to learn, grow and assist in weaving new cultural narratives together – whether personal, social or environmental (often all three).

Enlivened Science

All the solid data, brought to life by a good story.


First person adventures from bold Waterpeople.

Earth Repair

Land care and relationship for Waterpeople.


Sometimes the truth is best conveyed via imagination.


Our favourite reads for little Waterpeople that invite environmental awareness.