We've all had a topsy-turvy year, but for seven-time New Zealand surfing champ Billy Stairmand it has kind of worked out okay. Photographer Craig Levers catches up with our Olympic hope and finds out why ...
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Craig 'CPL' Levers is an international award-winning photographer. In 2008 Craig started publishing books under the name Photo CPL Media. There have been seven hardcover books made, including two reprints and a revised edition of The South Seas – New Zealand's Best Surf.
Before 2008 Craig was New Zealand Surfing Magazine's editor and chief for eight years. He was the magazine's senior photographer for the 15 years from 1993 to 2008. During this time the title reached all time readership and revenue heights. Craig was a part of the golden years of surf magazines.
Photography remains Craig’s burning passion. He uses both analogue and digital cameras today. Craig still shoots surfing for leading surf brands and media.