Steep take-offs, questionable currents and our fair share of diarrhoea. Some of the more amusing moments from our week-long escape from the exotic reality that is England in the depths of November.
Hello! A huge thanks to the Surf Visuals team for the opportunity to share some of my work. A Graphic Designer/Art Director by trade, photography is my passion – the blissful white space around the old nine to five.
Sri Lanka; breathtaking mountains and views, lush jungles with exotic fruits and wildlife, amaaazing food, and the warmest and most hospitable locals. But arguably what tops all this for the travelling surfer is the abundance of quality waves to suit all levels and needs.
I’ve always been passionate about the ocean. I think the excitement of getting up early, travelling to a location and not knowing what to expect is something that I’ll always love. I’m always welcomed with something unique and interesting.
So many distractions nowadays; easy to have a messy head. Reality can be overwhelming. Things can be blurry every now and then and many of our actions may seem meaningless. For instance, what is the relation between surfing and photography? Is there any sense in combining the two? Or is it pure whim?
It’s more than the photo, it’s the journey.
It’s the excitement of the night before and the feel of the cold breeze in the morning.
It’s the drive to the uncertain and the expectations of what we’ll encounter.
Putting time, effort and creativity into producing images can be hard. Conceptualising a still and going to capturing it can be a trial and error of complete satisfaction or failure. (gotta learn somehow hey?)
My name is Maikel Kersbergen and I live in The Netherlands. After discovering surfing on a road trip to Biarritz somewhere back in the days, it became my main reason to travel.
The comfort of your hometown and community is such a good feeling. Being able to rock up to the beach where everyone knows each other in the water, or go to the local supo and not get through without seeing some of your mates, it’s a cool thing.
I'm hell interested in the quiet moment the surfers were having right before they jumped in the water so I've got a few photos of the solitude of individual sport.
Over 430 individual entrants across the six categories made our task even more difficult. Day-by-day, we created a shortlist of favourites as they hit our inbox. The same question kept blurting in our brains, “how are we going to choose the winners?”
Another week of the 2019 #SVPHOTOCOMP has come and gone, and we’d like to share with you some more images that have caught our attention in the past 7 days.
We’re at the halfway mark of the 2019 #SVPHOTOCOMP and things are really starting to heat up. We’ve selected some images that have caught our attention in the second week of the comp, the talent pool is crazy.
Panamuna is an independent surf label where protecting our oceans is at the heart of everything we do. Using sustainable and ethical practices in the manufacturing of our gear, our aim is to make people conscious of the impact they have on the environment due to the choices they make.
Wowee, where do I start. Every year this photo comp gets bigger and bigger, the talent pool in the SV community is incredible. You should all be very proud.