The Brilliance of Ben Thouard’s Underwater Photography

The Beauty Below Tahiti's Surface

For photographer Ben Thouard, shooting photos from below Tahiti's clear waters quickly turned addictive. “The water clarity here is insane,” says Thouard. “The wave breaking on the reef barrier far offshore keeps the [...]

Chopes Locals Indulge in a Tube Feast

Locals Score Teahupo'o

Early last week it seemed like the whole Pacific Ocean had waves, and  Teahupo’o was not left out. In a largely local affair, a crew of chargers traded thick-lipped grinders while Tahiti-based photographer Tim McKenna was there [...]

Amidst the Mayhem in West Oz

Amidst the Mayhem in West Oz

Between the shark attacks and overall drama surrounding the Margaret River Pro this year, some the world’s best were able put the worst-case scenarios out of their minds and just go surfing-which is something the Western Australi[...]

Full Gallery: Adrift with the Vanguard

Full Gallery: Adrift with the Vanguard

Last summer, filmmaker Thomas Campbell invited a group of surfers to join him on an Indonesian boat trip to gather footage for his upcoming film. Campbell has always documented surfers who draw idiosyncratic lines and who have an openn[...]