Mop Rides the Waves of Life by Jaimal Yogis & Matthew Allen
Plum Blossom 2020. ISBN 978-1-946764-60-7
A story of mindfulness and surfing written by celebrated author and speaker Jaimal Yogis and illustrated by the ever talented Matthew Allen.
Aimed at teaching 4 - 8 year olds how to navigate the trials and tribulations of daily life using surfing as an analogy, Mop Rides... is simultaneously a modern beach fable, entertaining kid's story and indispensable parenting tool.
“The Waves of Life are never easy to ride but these are our waves. They are waves we must ride because they’re a part of us. No one can ride our waves for us. Embrace the process and the ride becomes smoother and sweeter.”
- Gerry Lopez, aka Mr. Pipeline
ABOUT JAIMAL YOGIS & MATTHEW ALLEN
Father, surfer and writer Jaimal Yogis is a celebrated orator on the correlating subjects of mindfulness and surfing. Since graduating from Columbia Journalism School he has had work published by The Surfer's Journal, the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune amongst others. When it comes to contemporary concerns surrounding surfing and mindfulness, Jaimal is largely considered the oracle!
Matthew Allen is a surf industry survivor, formerly the Art Director of Surfer Magazine he has also been a clothing designer and photographer. When he's not in the water he is busy making artworks using a variety of hands-on mediums, from ink to lino prints, from watercolours to cutting and sewing discarded marine canvas. A prolific creative, check out Matt's art-prints here.