Me and my daughter love cloud spotting. We’ve seen flying pigs, dinosaurs and Homer Simpson – but I love wave clouds the most. Also known as Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds, these atmospheric waves are perhaps the last uncrowded line ups left on earth. So enjoy their unspoilt beauty now, before Laird Hamilton figures out a way to […]
Surf photos normally focus on a surfer, a wave and the big blue. Occasionally you’ll get a glimpse of a beach, sometimes palms or volcanoes are thrown in for exotic effect. Rarely do you see an image of a rideable wave with an urban backdrop. Personally I think coastlines are better left undeveloped. However when […]
Never drop in on another surfer uninvited, it’s against the law. Kinda. Carve Magazine concisely explain the drop in law and potential consequences, as follows: “One drop in is an accident, two is rude, three is a twatable offence.” If you do accidentally drop in; exit at the earliest opportunity and apologise to the surfer […]
Surf zombies are seemingly lifeless beings that stand by the sea, motionless for hours, watching surfers with the cold stare of a hungry shark. Their eerie silhouettes scatter the shoreline like tombstones, forcing intrepid surfers to circumnavigate the seaside cemetery. Ok, I’m getting carried away now but you know the people I mean. They’re usually […]
Above the water: young women surfers (wahines), slide across the waves with a grace that contrasts the crashing waves and rowdy crowds. Below the water: wahines peacefully slip through the sea like mythical mermaids. I hope these serene snapshots grant you a moment of tranquility in a noisy world.
If only all Bank Holiday Weekends were like this:
In our modern multimedia world we are bombarded by images of surfing, marketing anything from beers to the BBC. To pay homage to the heroes of this once treasured art, I present to you the pioneers and legends of surf photography: John Severson John Severson is THE surf photography legend. His photos of Greg Noll […]