publication date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 (part of Fall 2021)

category: Literature

clue: This Californian author turned to his lifelong love of surfing for stories like a federal agent forced to surf while undercover and an HBO series about a surf shop owner from Ohio.

explanation: Nunn's novels include Tapping the Source which inspired the film Point Break and its remake. He co-created the TV series John from Cincinnati. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Aaron Shurtleff


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