The Best Of The Best Surfing Photos For The 2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards

A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos for the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards. The judges were looking for innovation and creativity, uniqueness, dramatic affect and sensory impact.


“Danny Sunset Stern”. (Photo by Stu Gibson/Ren Mcgann/2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards) Continue reading »

These Photos Of Surf City Surfing Dogs Will Make Your Day

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Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo

Waves were pounding the shore and dogs were flying, but despite the big swell that showed up for this year’s Surf City Surf Dog contest, tails were wagging. The event brought 68 surfing dogs Sunday to Huntington Beach. The contest, now in its eighth year, not only shows off canine surf skills but also raises funds for nonprofit rescue groups. Continue reading »

Air Surfing Through New York City By RXM Creative

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“After a perfect kiss, you get a feeling of weightlessness. You can compare the sensation to floating or flying.” That’s the spirit captured in this charming stop-motion short, which features a couple floating in the bliss of newfound love and an unlikely sight on the streets of New York City: surfboards. Creative directors Raul Mandru and Mihai Botarel, founders of RXM Creative, made the piece as an independent project. Continue reading »

Extreme Surfing On Arctic Circle

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Surf instructor Tommy Olsen monitors his group of surf beginners during their 1st course at snowy beach of Unstad, in Lofoten Island, Arctic Circle, on March 09, 2016. Surfers from all over the world comes to Lofoten island to surf in extrem conditions. Ocean temperature is 6-7 °C, air temperature around 0°C in spite of a weather very unstable. (Photo by Olivier Morin/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

Surfing With Dogs

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Photo by Jason Reed / Reuters

Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion Chris de Aboitiz rides a wave with his dogs Millie and Rama off Sydney’s Palm Beach, February 18, 2016. An Australian dog trainer and former surfing champion is using the discipline of surfing as a way of teaching owners to build healthy relationships with man’s best friend. Continue reading »

“HAZMAT Surfing” Photos Predict a Poisonous, Dark Future for Our Oceans

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When Washington-based photographer Michael Dyrland visited Los Angeles for a shoot, he anticipated surfing the open sea and riding the waves beneath the sunny sky. What he found, he admits, was not what he had hoped; after an evening of heavy rains, he was confined to the shore for days, the ocean contaminated with ten billion gallons of runoff composed of— as the photographer puts it— “sewage, garbage, oil, and shit (literally, human fecal matter).” Had he paddled into the water, Dyrland would have been vulnerable to staph infections, respiratory illness, MRSA, and Hepatitis C. Continue reading »

Surfing On A Dirt Bike, Because Everything Else Is Too Easy

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From Flyboards to Hoverboards, there are some crazy water rideables out there at the moment, but they pale in comparison to this wave-riding dirt bike built for DC Shoes and piloted by Australian stunt rider Robbie Maddison. Maddison, whose previous work includes filling in for James Bond during a chase sequence in ‘Skyfall’, took the modified bike out onto the waves of Tahiti to film the four-minute sequence below. The end result is frankly stunning, with the bike appearing to tear across the water as easily as a two-wheeled jet ski (although we’re sure there were plenty of crashes that didn’t make the final cut). Continue reading »

The 10th Annual Petco Unleashed Surfing Dog Contest At Imperial Beach, California

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A Labradoodle mugs for a surf photographer as he competes in the 10th annual Petco Unleashed surfing dog contest at Imperial Beach, California August 1, 2015. Proceeds raised at the event go to benefit the San Diego Humane Society. (Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters)
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Christmas Surfing in Sao Paulo

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Carlos Bahia, dressed as Santa Claus, talks with boys at the Maresias beach, in the state of Sao Paulo December 9, 2014. In the Southern Hemisphere summer starts on December 1, so while countries in the north are experiencing a white Christmas with grey skies, those in the south are busy surfing and sunbathing in temperatures just shy of 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius). (Photo by Nacho Doce/Reuters)
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Surfing Penguins

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These surfing penguins are making waves as they glide gracefully across the ocean.They are showcasing their talent as they arrive on the East Coast beach of New Island in the Falklands.The penguins are of the gentoo species, characterised by their bright orange bills and the distinctive white stripes on their heads. The dazzling images were captured by amateur photographer Shanu Subra, during a 26 day ecology expedition. Here: a lone penguin balancing cooly on a single foot as it catches a wave. (Photos by Shanu Subra/Solent News/SIPA Press) Continue reading »

Couch Surfing USA: Three People, Two Dogs and One Futon

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Three friends, two dogs, one futon: the perfect formula for a summer road trip. Reddit user thezim0090 recently shared this collection of photos from three of his friends, who decided to document a cross-country road trip by capturing lighthearted portraits of themselves seated with their two dogs on their van’s futon in the middle of amazing landscapes.

Starting in Vermont, the group made their way to places like Alaska and California over the course of four months. At each location, the friends set up a camera and tripod, piled onto the worn futon with their dogs, and struck casual poses in front of stunning mountains, lakes, fields, and canyons. Sharp-eyed viewers will notice that in each photo, whether the travel buddies are in Big Sur or near the Gulkana River, one of the three friends is looking away from the camera, adding a fun sense of action and continuity to their road trip mementos.
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Bore Tide Surfing in Alaska

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A general view of Cook Inlet before the Bore Tide at Turnagain Arm on July 12, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaskas most famous Bore Tide, occurs in a spot on the outside of Anchorage in the lower arm of the Cook Inlet, Turnagain Arm, where wave heights can reach 6-10 feet tall, move at 10-15 mph and the water temperature stays around 40 degrees farenheit. This years Supermoon substantially increased the size of the normal wave and made it a destination for surfers. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The Surfing Trooper


The Surfing Trooper is taking a vacation from the Empire to surf around our world. Last time he was seen in the waves of Morocco but what will be his next destination? Have you seen him? Continue reading »

A Bunch Of Lunatics Are Surfing On Lake Superior In The Dead Of Winter

Minnesota is probably the last place you would think of surfing, but a group of diehard surfers is making it happen on Lake Superior in the freezing winter, when the waves are biggest. Photographer and Minnesota-native John Haynes captured the chilly scene last year and shared some photos here.


Most surfers go out to Lake Superior to surf, two and half hours from Minneapolis. (Photo: John Haynes / Business Insider) Continue reading »

Dog Surfing Competition

About a dozen dogs traded in their leashes for life vests Saturday for the chance to ride the waves at Jupiter beach as part of a canine surfing competition to raise money for an animal rescue group. In photographs by Taylor Jones / The Palm Beach Post.

Musso paddles in with Jengo. Continue reading »