Tag archive for surf travel

In Conversation with Matt Warshaw

Demi Taylor in conversation with Matt Warshaw, the world’s most knowledgable surf historian for Wavelength Magazine.  We talk bloody knees, Shane Dorian’s testicles, debunking myths and the importance of preserving surfing’s stories with surf culture’s apex gate keeper and founder of Encyclopedia of Surfing.   Why do you…

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Welcome to Saltburn-by-Sea

Chris Nelson on surfing in the North East for Wavelength Magazine Continues: To carry on reading head to Wavelength Magazine  First published in Wavelength Magazine.    

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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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Taro Tamai – Life on a Leeward Slope

Words: Chris Nelson  // Images: Richie Hopson  Taro Tamai steals a glance out of his kitchen window, away to the east. The large wooden frame is filled by the towering presence of Mount Yotei, the snowcapped volcanic cone that dominates the Niseko area of Hokkaido. For a few…

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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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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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APPROACHING LINES FESTIVAL TEASER

24-26 April, we’re stoked to be bringing such an awesome collection of films to Cornwall for the first annual Approaching Lines Festival Presented by Reef. We’ve worked with filmmakers across the globe to curate a hand picked line-up of the year’s most exciting movies from eye-widening shred-flicks…

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Sedimentary

Words and images: Mat Arney I turned out one of my pockets earlier and dumped half a handful of sand all over the floor. This isn’t an uncommon scenario – not only does sand get in my pockets, but it seems to end up in my…

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Biarritz Summer

Words and Images: Jonny Revill ‘The city of Biarritz bathed in the heat of summer, giving its white washed grandeur a Mediterranean feel. A small wave presented itself to a busy lineup. Skateboarding through the streets, we attracted the attention of passers-by, not used to…

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