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Ripple Effect: Wired

In 1993 Louis Rossetto and Jane Metcalfe launched WIRED, a magazine that would go on to become the mouthpiece of the digital revolution, fusing art design and technology to spearhead the charge into a brave new World Wide Web. Today WIRED is read by some…

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Hokkaido’s Soul

Backwash Surf Anthology travelled to Japan for Issue 2 and Chris Nelson was commissioned to pen a piece on the surf community of Hokkaido. Extract: “The sun has dropped below the hills. Shadows stretch from dark factory buildings: over the tarmac, across the dunes and…

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Huck: Scotland’s North Shore

  You have to be made of sturdy stock to surf Scotland’s North Shore but those who went in first are the hardiest of them all. This is the story of those cold water pioneers by Chris Nelson for Huck Magazine. Extract below. ‘There are…

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Ripple Effect: Bob Hurley

Hurley – from backyard shaper to multi-million dollar brand // Screen writing. We were stoked to be commissioned to tell Bob Hurley’s inspiring story – one of the nine episodes we penned for the award winning series The Ripple Effect a Red Bull TV x…

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Ice Breakers: Daily Telegraph

Chris Nelson was commissioned by the Telegraph Magazine to write a feature about those surfers who shun warmer climes to ride waves in freezing waters from Alaska to Northern Scotland.  The full feature ran to 6 pages, check out the extract below.      

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The Guardian: Icy Shores

Chris Nelson for the Guardian on the extreme surfers travelling to icy shores to find the perfect wave and the films that tell their stories. Extract below.                

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Viking Peaks

Words: Chris Nelson A taste of sulphur rides on the heavy mist that drifts across the dark barren landscape while the bleached peaks of far-off summits fade from view. The foreground is fractured and broken, the surface a crumbled canvas riven with deep channels and…

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The Adjusters

Words: Chris Nelson Image: Demi Taylor Portugal, 2002 The voice is rich, well spoken – expat with southern Africa lilt. “So there I was, naked, and I turned around to see this Portuguese guy running off with my mini-malibu under his arm. So I grabbed my…

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That Old Car Smell

That’s part of it. The smell. You can’t easily describe it, but you know it immediately. It’s a complex mix of plastic, leather, bri nylon, with a top note of oil and exhaust fumes. It triggers something deep inside the brain, a cluster of neurons…

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When Lightning Bolt Ruled the Earth…

As told to Chris Nelson… “We were at the cutting edge of surfboards, we were beyond the cutting edge – we were the edge. It was the best period, but it was easy to be the best because everybody that came to Hawaii wanted to…

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