The world renowned Red Bull Illume photography contest celebrates and rewards the best in action sports photography. This year marks the third time the contest has taken place after competitions in 2010 and 2007. Below are 12 action-sequences of some of the mind-blowing images from the contest’s finalists. A winner will be selected at a … Read more
Matt Whitehead, a laborer from NSW, Australia, left school at 14 and became a plumber. In doing so, he’s saved enough money to travel the world several times over in a uniquely minimalist style that often includes bicycling long distances. According to Kurdoroy TV, he’s known for having biked from Nova Scotia to Central America, … Read more
A few weeks ago, the Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara was said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. Speaking to the Observer in 2011 after his record-setting 90ft ride, McNamara explained: “We’d been invited by the government … Read more
It‘s about where your mind‘s at. It‘s about where you left your soul These are the words that photographer Carsten Jamrow uses to approach not only his work, but his life. The internationally awarded German photographer has worked for clients like Adidas, Nintendo and BMW, but his independent work combined different passions in his manner … Read more
Two weeks ago while Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers were celebrating winning the NFC Championship, another huge sporting event was taking place in the Bay Area. Twenty miles south of SF off the coast of Half Moon Bay, the legendary surf break “Maverick’s” hosted a surf contest for the first time in three years. … Read more
Ludmila Melnikova is a 22 year old photographer who takes these wonderful pictures of the surfers you see below off of the Australian coast. Melnikova also works with Italian and Russian magazines Yes, Scope, Digital Inspiration magazine, and Oops.
Professional surf photography tends to appeal not just to the surf community, but also to the masses and mainstream media. So, when Surfer Magazine compiles its annual “photos of the year” album, it’s something everyone can enjoy.
Taylor Steele‘s homemade surf films in the early 90′s changed the way the sport was perceived in popular culture through the aggressive style of surfing combined with his filmmaking. 20 year later, the legends that he helped to create – Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Taylor Knox, Shane Dorian, Kalani Robb, Benji Weatherly, Ross Williams, and … Read more
Two weeks ago the world class Fijian surf spot known as “Cloudbreak” saw some of the biggest and best surf it’s ever seen. No other break in the world produces surf that is perfect at 8 ft and also at 25 ft. Kelly Slater and many others who were there proclaimed it as one of the … Read more
Check out this video of two-year old Chet Harvey looking stoked while surfing his first few waves.
It comes as no surprise that action photography maker GoPro produces some of most stunning footage out there. Just recently, the Northern California company debuted two shorts featuring Italian base jumper Roberta Mancino and professional surfers Mark Healey, Alana Blanchard, and Monyca Byrne–Wickey. In the first video, Healey leads Mancino on a free dive most humans would avoid at all costs. The … Read more