In 1996, Allan Weisbecker sold his home and his possessions, loaded his dog and surfboards into his truck, and set off in search of his long-time surfing companion, Patrick, who had vanished into the depths of Central America. In this rollicking memoir of his quest from Mexico to Costa Rica to unravel the circumstances of Patrick's disappearance, Weisbecker intimately describes the people he befriended, the bandits he evaded, the waves he caught and lost en route to finding his friend. "In Search of Captain Zero" is, according to "Outside" magazine, "A subtly affecting tale of friendship and duty. (It) deserves a spot on the microbus dashboard as a hell of a cautionary tale about finding paradise and smoking it away."
Allan Weisbecker is a novelist, screenwriter, lifelong surfer, and award-winning photojournalist whose work appears in Smithsonian, Men's Journal, Popular Photography, and numerous surfing magazines.