Ondine Cohane recently profiled “a teardrop-shaped island that’s just one of the Philippines’s 7,000-plus, and the southernmost refuge for travelers before the less politically stable region of Mindanao”: Siargao. She writes: [T]he island is known to surfers, largely because of its fabled break, endearingly called Cloud 9. It stands in the firmament of the best rides [...]
A great entry in our Surf Survival Camp Contest: Recently in San Diego, two dolphins appeared through a glass walled wave heading straight for me. No way to duck dive the six foot wave in fear of colliding with the dolphins who had just dove a little deeper to just grazing level I had to [...]
Check out this fascinating article on the history of the wetsuit. The vintage images (like the one below) are AMAZING and the article itself is really interesting—especially if you are someone like me who has a love/hate relationship with their suit.
ER Doc and author, Andrew Nathanson, tells the Harmony Blog about the surfing injury that inspired him to write a book on how to survive fin cuts, sting ray barbs to the shin and related big wave beat downs that can come with surfing. Andrew Nathanson, an ER doctor and avid waterman, is probably [...]
Enjoy this fun video from 2008. An oldie, but still a goodie!
Yesterday the Guardian posted a video interview with Michael Fordham, author of The Book of Surfing: A Killer Guide, as he traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles while searching for “the heart of America’s surf culture.” It is a ten minute glimpse into some of the famous shops, beaches and individuals that make up [...]
From NPR’s Morning Edition comes an interesting story about the Black Surfer’s Collective in Santa Monica, which “recently gathered to honor pioneer Nick Gabaldon, a legendary surfer who is remembered as the area’s first documented board man of African-American and Mexican heritag.” Gabaldon, they note, went to great lengths to surf Malibu in the ’40s [...]
According to Boston’s Business Journal, The EPA has predicted unhealthy air quality for many coastal beaches in the Northeast region this weekend. Children and adults with respiratory conditions are especially advised to avoid strenuous activities as elevated ozone levels can lead to breathing problems. Though it’s going to be this year’s first hot weekend since [...]
New Yorkers, kick off your summer with two fun summer events. This weekend in Montauk, head to Sole East for this fundraiser BBQ, catered by the Backyard Restaurant, with complimentary beer, courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Waves For Water’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Initiative. After sundown, a special outdoor screening of surf [...]
In 1914 photographer and surfer A.R. Gurrey self-published what is now believed to be the first book devoted solely to surfing, The Surf Riders of Hawaii. Combining his own photos and prose alongside poetry from Lord Byron, Gurrey explored the sensorial adventure of the sport. Most of the photos were shot from the water while riding [...]
This summer Crown/Random House is publishing The World in the Curl a new book co-authored by Peter Westwick and Peter Neushul about the history of surfing. According to the press release: The thinking-person’s guide to surfing and the world it has created. Among the most popular courses at the University of California at Santa Barbara is [...]
Malibu hosts some of the most beautiful beaches in this country, and apparently many of the residents in the area have been putting up fake signs for years, discouraging the public from accessing them. USA Today reports that despite recent legislation put into action to protect the rights of the public to use the beaches, [...]
Matt Paweski, Tulip Lamp, 2013, steel, acrylic, enamel, copper rivets, electrical components, 27 x 7 x 2″. On view at Atelier de Troupe , 3418 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90039.
I’m super excited for the premiere of the experimental surf film, Daughter: The Movie. Shot on 8mm & 16mm film, and featuring footage of Kassia Meador, Mikey DeTemple, Derek Hynd and others it’s guaranteed not to be your average surf film. Check out the teaser here:
Check out Acid, a “surf-related publishing project for the curious-minded.”
Inspired by an unplanned 3-month search for quiet, Fix The Shadows is a traveling photo documentary project spearheaded by Warren. Showcasing both the aesthetic and process of a handful of fellow friends, artists, surfers, and photographers sharing ideas, cameras and cold empty waves along the coast of Maine. Equal parts surf film and behind-the-scenes look at [...]
Props to DVF for highlighting surfers Monyca Bryne-Wickey and Kelia Moniz for a recent DVF Loves Roxy ad campaign. More photos from the Malibu shoot here. The boards are kind of great?
If you are free this Thursday (and happen to find yourself in the New York area) check out this group photo show at Picture Farm Gallery in Williamsburg (388 Wythe Ave). The group photography show was curated by professional surfer and filmmaker Mikey DeTemple and showcases prints from several of the most dynamic surf [...]
I’m very excited for this upcoming film starring Chris Del Moro. It touches on two of my favorite things: surfing and Italy. From the website: … THE WAVES OF THE ITALIAN COAST HAVE CARRIED MERCHANTS, FISHERMEN, TRAVELERS AND KINGS. PRESERVED LIKE A ROMAN RUIN, THE SURF OF THE ITALIAN COAST NOW CARRIES SURFER, ARTIST, AND [...]
If you’re going to be in the New York area on March 16th, stop by this screening of Nathan Oldenfield’s The Heart and the Sea. For those of you who haven’t seen his last film, Seaworthy, take the time to. It not only features some great surfing, but it’s one of the most heartfelt [...]
Given the cold and windy weeks we’ve already had this year, it’s easy to associate serious surfing with the west coast. How excited were we to come across WAX, a magazine devoted to the “intersection of art, culture and surfing in and around New York City?” One of Harmony’s bloggers, Aerial is a WAX cofounder and [...]
Glimpses of Costa Rica, as seen through the lens of my 8×10 camera (please click on a thumbnail to load the slideshow)…
Venerable downtown art gallery The Hole is playing host to six new works from surf legend turned artist, Herbie Fletcher. Titled “Wrecktangles,” the pieces are large-scale constructions made from actual surfboards that were destroyed in the waves. Cut-up, broken and warped by crashes, the pieces come together and form a whole that reveals not just [...]
I became aware of California surfer Travers Adler through his brother, Will, a photographer I worked with. Travers inspired Derek Hynd to wax poetic in this month’s Surfer’s Journal and, watching this video, it’s easy to understand why. Not only is he incredibly gifted, but his surfing is incredibly fun to watch, as evidenced in Morgan [...]