The beautiful thing about surfing is that it encompasses more than just riding waves. There’s a whole culture of music and art interconnected with this sport, which inspired surfer and style cat Mikey February to dig a little deeper. His latest video series Sonic Souvenirs is an examination of the intersection between art and the ocean. For the first episode he originally planned to travel across the globe, but the pandemic unexpectedly threw a wrench in his plans. However, there’s a silver lining. Episode one instead highlights his home of South Africa and the incredible art scene that’s fostered artists like Zulu guitarist Madala Kunene—who even provided the groovy tunes for this piece. All around the episode is a beautiful portrayal of the region’s rich culture, so sit back and enjoy.
If there’s one surfer most young girls look up to it’s Carissa Moore. She’s a legend, an incredible athlete, and most importantly an overall great human being. One of her best attributes is her willingness to support and foster the next generation of female surfers. In episode 2 of we see the G.O.A.T. at work with the girl's squad teaching them everything they need to know about becoming a professional surfer. With a mentor like her, they can’t go wrong.
According to ancient Hawaiian history, female surfers held the same status and place as their male counterparts. These original wave walkers were celebrated for their incredible surfing abilities, prowess, and character. It’s a reverence and acceptance that feels hard to grasp given how women have been treated throughout modern surf history. From unequal prize earnings to the expectation of being just pretty bikini models, female surfers have had to fight an uphill battle. But it’s thanks to
In National Geographic’s new short doc series, IMPACT, a six-part doc series that follows the stories of six women who make an impact in their communities across the globe, we are especially drawn to Episode 2, 'Surf Sisters,' which takes place in Half Moon Bay, California. Grief and loss are universal feelings. With this past year being quite isolating during the pandemic, that sentiment holds true as most of us move through these emotions. This is especially true for Kelsey, who lost her