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]
Uncharted Waters traces the personal story of one of surf culture’s most iconic figures. But it’s about much more than a life given to riding waves—from years as a conscientious objector to his decision to leave the hustle of the surf industry behind, it’s a film about being true to your own chosen path.
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]
A collection of brilliant historic images from a simpler time. This book as the title says, are ‘mostly’ unpublished photos from John’s personal negative files. Featured surfers include Bob McTavish, Wayne Lynch, George Greenough, Nat Young and Russell Hughes. The large format really helps to bring these great photos to life. Available here: www.witzig.com.au
We offer an alternative to the
thruster and contest mentality that dominates our activity. We choose
to celebrate surfing for what it is:
a joyful union between the surfer
and the ocean. Our mission is to
give voice to those people — surfers, shapers, writers, artists, filmmakers, and photographers — who quietly
keep surf culture alive.