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Turn the creative dial right up on this inspirational group. This collection of people are among the most talented creatives around. Find out what makes them tick, what connects them to the ocean and where they’re off to next.

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Single Fin Mingle: The Best Party Sumner Has Ever Seen

Derek Morrison
There are very few surf events that don’t rely on a thumping swell to carry them off. When it comes to the Single Fin Mingle it seems a questionable surf forecast can hardly dent the buzz. Hello Zukeen’s Sam Fraser-Baxter dusted off his tweed suit to capture the excitement of...
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Surf Photography: Secret Surf Missions In Our Rural Heartland

Derek Morrison
Surf photographers go to extraordinary lengths to capture our waves and those who surf them. One of New Zealand’s finest even employs SAS-level training and wears a specially made sniper suit to roam the coastline completely undetected. He does it to capture line-ups that you’ll never find. He makes sure...
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These Waters, Part One: A Film By Jono Smit

Derek Morrison
A classic film that follows the unscripted adventures of Jono Smit as he explores our southern coastline during the winter of 2015. “The idea behind all of this was to document winter through my eyes,” explains Jono Smit. “The road trips, the cold weather, the people.” “There are no pro...
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Five Minutes With: Surfing Filmmaker Jonathan Smit

Derek Morrison
Surf filmmakers in New Zealand tend to be passionate creatives lured to surfing by the curiosity of a colourful culture. They shine a light on surfing that is often a beautiful as it is compelling. Christchurch and Gold Coast-based filmmaker Jonathan Smit epitomises this ethos. He turns the creative dial...
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Book Review: The South Seas Revised Edition

Derek Morrison
The South Seas Revised Edition features the work of some of the best photographers in New Zealand. These are combined with short pithy stories that offer a glimpse into our favourite beaches, surf history and characters of New Zealand’s surf culture. The South Seas Revised Edition came out of the...
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Book Review: NZ Surf: The Collection Vol. 1

Darren Eade
From discussions with artistic souls, cross-stepping wave sliders, neck-tattooed lip-launchers and salty old sea dogs there’s something for everyone in NZ Surf: The Collection Vol.1. Drawing from a range of historical and recent material, and from a variety of contributors, this volume directed by Warren Hawke, is an open-hearted sweep...
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Five Minutes With: Surf Photography Master Ted Grambeau

Derek Morrison
When I first picked up a camera and started pointing it at the ocean nearly 24 years ago, there was one photographer’s work that dazzled me, inspired me and daunted me. Australia’s Ted Grambeau was one of the absolute masters of capturing surfing in the best light. And his intrepid...

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