A couple people mentioned "Salt Water Buddha." It's pretty good and is a quick read. "The Wave" by Susan Casey is phenomenal. "Crazy for the Storm" by Norman Ollestad is also a good one.
The Wave is a really great book. especially the chapter entitled "Egypt". There was an interview with Laird and his description of the jet ski getting away wasn't as dramatic as Susan Casey's. Of course, he calls 100' waves 50'.