BCB Author Event: Kim Dwinell, Sun 8/14 11am



Sunday 8/14 at 11am


Join Bel Canto Books as we welcome local Long Beach author and illustrator Kim Dwinell to celebrate her new book THE SCIENCE OF SURFING.

  • RSVP required; please select the ticket option that best fits your group.
  • Attendees will be required to follow all current COVID-19 restrictions.
  • This is an outdoor event in the garden at The Hangout (2122 E 4th Street, LB). 


From biology to physics to ecology and beyond, the ocean is packed with science! Ride the waves of knowledge with Sam and Jade as they discover the amazing wonders of the sea, and have a blast doing it.

Have you ever wondered why the ocean has waves? Why do the tides change with the moon? Can dolphins really "see" using sound? How does surfing actually work? And what can we do to protect the ocean?
Cresting from the pages of the beloved graphic novel series Surfside Girls, join best friends Sam & Jade — and Sam's little brother Peet — as they explore the AWESOME world of ocean science. From physics to marine biology to ecology to surfing lessons, there's so much to learn... with plenty of fun and jokes along the way! The Science of Surfing is the coolest way to take a beach vacation and learn at the same time.


Kim Dwinell likes stories more than the beach. Almost. Maybe it's a tie. She first had a career as a beach lifeguard, and then a career in animation, and now combines her two loves in her graphic novel series, Surfside Girls. She also teaches Animation at CSU Long Beach. When she's not in the classroom or at her desk, she might be running a 10K or out on the ocean in her boat or on her board. She lives on a tree-lined street in sunny Southern California with her husband, son, and Springer Spaniel.