Brett Crozier

Brett Crozier grew up in California, graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and embarked on a thirty-year career in the Navy, flying dozens of combat missions over Iraq and leading at the highest levels of operational command.

He served as the Commanding Officer of a combat F/A-18 strike fighter squadron, the world’s largest and most advanced communications ship USS Blue Ridge, and ultimately the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt before retiring from the Navy in 2022.  Surf When You Can is his first book. 


Michael Vlessides is the bestselling author and coauthor of seven books, including The Ice Pilots and Will to Live.  He is slowly learning the joys of surfing.