Surf culture has always been associated with the idea of freedom. What’s more liberating than gliding through the ocean? But that feeling of joy, relaxation, and bliss isn’t always shared by everyone in the water. For LGBTQ+ folks, this space has often been the opposite of bliss, but rather a place of discrimination and prejudice. However, thanks to organizations like San Francisco’s Queer Surf, that’s changing. Surfer Dylan Graves recently linked up with Queer Surf to learn a little more about the work they're doing to make this sport more welcoming to everyone. He dives into this and more in the first episode of his new series Breaking Waves, which is shining a light on often overlooked and polarizing social issues and topics within surfing. We highly suggest giving it a watch.
From record-breaking heat waves to unprecedented wildfire seasons, it’s becoming more evident each day that we are living in an ecological crisis. For ecologist Rut Sagrera, she’s alarmed but hasn’t lost hope. She argues that our species is capable of living more sustainable lives. In fact, it’s rather natural to live in symbiosis with the earth. As a surfer, gardener, and animal lover, she sees examples of collaboration between other living organisms every time she’s in the water, on the
Sometimes you don’t have to go far to score a perfect swell. If your name is Mick Fanning, “not far from home” means Australia’s Gold Coast and the endless tubes that come with it. Luckily, Kirra Beach routinely goes off (as it did just recently), so Mr. Fanning and friends routinely get to sample wave after wave of perfect barrels. As some eagle-eyed Youtubers pointed out, this edit isn't all from the same session - but let's be real, its just more for us to look
Filmmaker Dan Scott wasn't all that creative when it came to naming his latest surf film. It’s simply titled , and it takes watching the film to understand and appreciate the simplicity. The 27-minute piece is entirely focused on the style and athleticism of Stephanie Gilmore, Nikki Van Dijk, Tyler Wright, Macy Callaghan, and Dimity Stoyle. The final product is a no-frills look at some of the best surfers in the industry and is definitely worth a watch all the way through to the