The ocean is majestic, mysterious and, at times, seemingly paradoxical. It is serene and still, yet also violent and aggressive. It is calm yet powerful. It invites adventure, but not without caution and respect. It is vast. It is humbling. It is exciting. If you spend significant time near or in the ocean, you cannot help but be changed by it. In most cases, for the better.
Surfing is an interaction - a dialogue - with this wonderful gift. Contact with the ocean, the waves, the beach, and with the landscape that surrounds it, takes us away from the busyness of life and work, and places us in connection with nature, something bigger than ourselves. Surfing is also a great teacher; it develops perseverance, courage, patience, and humility. It inspires reflection.
Surfing also places us in a vibrant community and culture. At the heart of this surf culture is art of storytelling. Every surfer has stories, lots of them. Surf photography is a narrative that explores this wonderful community and culture, and the ocean that brings it together.