Chicken of the Sea is a fascinating personal account of a lifelong surfer who struggles to find himself and his place in life after a troubled childhood. Author Paul Hayden explores his surfing roots and the role the sport has played in shaping and defining him. Throughout his struggles, he recognizes the hand of God guiding him. While surfers will certainly related to Hayden's adventures and experiences, even non-surfers will enjoy this coming-of-age story of struggle, hope and self-realization. At times heartbreaking and hilarious, Chicken of the Sea is, above all, human.