Kuni Takanami is a talented surfer/photographer born in Japan and now residing in Australia, Sought after by numerous surf magazines and sportswear companies, Kuni travels the world looking for interesting people and places to capture the light through his unique lens. We spoke with him to learn more. [click to continue]
Chronicling one of the most important times of surfing history, Australian photographer and surfer John Witzig faithfully captures with words and pictures the ethos of the Shortboard Revolution. Those were exciting times, a “golden age” as the title of his new book suggests, when surfboards evolved from ten feet to six feet in a short span of a few years. [click to continue]
Marc Andreini is an accomplished surfboard builder and master craftsman. In this Shaper Spotlight, we learn more about Marc’s influences in both his surfing and board design from George Greenough to Phil Edwards, and discover what over 45 years of shaping experience can bring to his customer and the next generation of shapers. [click to continue]
Paul Gross is a former editor of Surfer Magazine, a renowned surfboard designer and shaper, and the creator of the 4th Gear Flyer surf mat. Paul started mat surfing as a youngster in 1960, and his passion for the sport continues to this day. In our second interview with Paul, we ask him more about his deep involvement with matting. [click to continue]
You probably remember surf mats back in the day. If you haven’t noticed, they are back! Inspired by George Greenough, Paul Gross handcrafts each one of these beauties right here in California. The Omni is the newest 4GF model. It takes the look and feel of the traditional square-tailed surf mat and tweaks it to new levels. Learn more here.
From Mollusk: Made in 1967 this is the first of Paul Witzig’s trilogy of surf films. Lush colors, 60’s loungy soundtrack and long-hull surfing. Surfers include: Nat Young, George Greenough, Midget Farrelly, Peter Drouyn and Rodney Sumpter.
As I was exiting the water yesterday, I was blissfully tired, my body flooded with endorphins, and I was thinking about why more people don’t ride surfmats. [click to continue]
Iconic shot of George Greenough captured by photographer Art Brewer. Eccentric and innovative kneeboarder, designer, filmmaker from Montecito, California. From “The Encyclopedia of Surfing” by Matt Warshaw.