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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.

Artists Inspiration New Zealand Travel

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...
Artists Inspiration Pacific Travel

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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Artists Inspiration New Zealand Reviews

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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Artists Gear New Zealand Reviews

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: Filmmaker Damon Meade

CPL
While channeling his creative side in a fine arts degree at Massey University in the early 2000s, Damon Meade stumbled across filmmaking. That set him on a course that intersected with Maz and the Gisborne hotbed of surfing talent, and launched the career of one of New Zealand’s most successful...
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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...
Artists Inspiration

Surf Photographer Cory Scott Buys New Zealand Surfing Magazine

Derek Morrison
One of the greats of New Zealand surf photography, Cory Scott, has taken ownership of New Zealand Surfing Magazine after 10 years as an employee with the magazine. The title has been produced consistently since 1985. Cory bought the title in June this year from Pacific Media’s Steve Dickinson. Cory...

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