SURFING Union Update

Photographer: Ben Thouard Red Bull Illume 2016 Category: Masterpiece Athlete: Landon McNamara Location: Teahupo'o, French Polynesia
Ben Thouard is one of four new inductees to the SURFING Union. This photo demonstrates why. Photo: Thouard

Did you think we were just going to build the world’s greatest surf-capturing bullpen and rest on our laurels?

Well, nope!

If you need a quick refresher, the Union is an inclusive club of photographers and videographers that make up SURFING Magazine media. The Union showcases the established, welcomes the new, and inspires the next generation of artists. They can all be found on our subsite, here.

While our 2015 SURFING Union team was undeniably stupendous, we saw no reason to cease the construction of our memberhood. In our most recent issue, we featured Dylan Roberts, Mikey Mallalieu, Diogi d’Orey, and Ben Thouard as new members to the U. Their profiles will now live into eternity on our Union landing page.

In an effort to stay on top of the photography and videography game, SURFING will be adding new Union members on a weekly basis. You’ll find them first on the site and eventually on the Union page. Feel free to peruse and get inspired. There’s some really cool shit over there.

Believe it or not, Diogo does leave Indonesia occasionally. It helps that Portugal's winter season falls during Indonesia's stormy months.
A taste of Diogo’s wizardry. Photo: d’Orey