Archive for The Process

Backwash

When the team at Backwash asked Demi to write an opinion piece for Issue 2 her thoughts naturally turned to the much maligned world of body surfing. “I pulled on some fins and swam out back. And here’s the joy of it; every cliché you…

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Cold Water Souls

Chris Nelson grew up surfing the frigid reefs of England’s northeast coast, where Arctic swells are groomed into reeling lefts and winter water temperatures regularly dip below 5 degrees. ‘Cold Water Souls: In Search of Surfing’s Cold Water Pioneers’ has taken acclaimed surf writer Chris Nelson…

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Make // Do Handplane

Make // Do for the 3rd Annual Slyder Cup. A piece of pine in the back of the garage, a strap from an old boardbag, neoprene from an old wettie, a jig saw, a power sander, some linseed oil and a few hours later a…

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The Plastic Project

Images // Tim Nunn Longtime Approaching Lines friend and contributor Tim Nunn has spent a life travelling and shooting surf, in the early years film, then as editor of Wavelength Surfing magazine and most recently roaming the colder ends of the planet with fellow feral…

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The Process // The Darling Board of May

Words / Images: Rose Darling When illustrator / designer Rose Darling Boex found pregnancy was keeping her out of the water, she decided it was the perfect time to shape a board. It was a statement of intent as a surfer, an act of reclamation……

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Smoke On The Water: Part 2

Words: Mark Sankey Images: Alexa Poppe Design For a Fin Free Journey “Your don’t make it easy for him do you!”, said Daz, the legendary sander/finisher at Nigel Semmens factory, as he eye balled the bumpy old lump of foam on the shaping racks in…

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Onde Nostre: Waves of Inspiration

Words: Daisy Campbell Images: Daisy Campbell and Onde Nostre I’ve just sold the original ‘Bella Seea’ to Luca Merli the Director of Onde Nostre! It will be hung in his studio and shown at the screening for the premier of Peninsula. Also it’s going to feature…

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Smoke On The Water: Part 1

Words: Mark Sankey  Images: Alexa Poppe Genesis of a Fin Free Journey You could say the story of this finless surfboard started in Bali Airport, 2008. Alexa and I had just fallen out of the void of long haul travel. Standing by the baggage collection…

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Empire Strikes Back

  Steve Croft is a talented man. When he’s not crafting surfboards of exquisite beauty, he’s making hand crafted wooden bento boxes, chop sticks, music boxes – he even hand made his own wedding ring. So when we saw his rad masks, we just had…

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Yellow Submarine: Build a Waterhousing

Words and Images: Mat Arney Surfing and making photographs are two pretty defining passions of mine, and every now and then they inevitably cross over. But, if I’m honest, I’d always choose to be in the sea rather than stood on the beach watching it. …

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