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Acabando el domingo... ! Buenas noches! Mañana vuelta a la rutina .🙏 6,00 a.m #yoga
H A W A I I .
One of Europe's finest surfers @aritz_aranburu testing out some MODOM traction in Hawaii \ 📷 @ryanheywood
Read all about why we're CRAZY for coconut oil & @cocooilspf up now in our latest article on the site! 🌴🐒 #cocooilspf #abikiniaday
Last days in Floripa. Back to Spain!!! Repost: @shotspotbrasil @cadufagundesfotografia / @thecamp_2012 @oakleysurfing @tacticbarcelona
Back around 2005 / 06 in Hawaii I was invited to a private party at Waimea Falls Park, no cameras where allowed, although I wish I smuggled one in, 3 security checks to mark your name off and once inside I was greeted to Pearl Jam playing live with 250 + crew mostly surfers and industry types. Amazing fun to say the least. The next morning a call was made and I was off to a not so secret spot down from Sunset Beach, thing is I was there to shoot with this guy here @kellyslater. Getting Kelly exclusively is not easy as most will know and this was the first time I shot this wave, it looked tricky and probably even harder from the water but I was keen to try. Sitting on the inside where the wave doubles up I did manage this shot, a freaky wave stood up with no one else even around us making it look empty and this wave gets super crowed. Put down to simple luck and a little timing the result is a pretty neat little moment. Best part about this session happened when Kelly and I were walking down the water to head out with his long haired mate who looked very familiar. Kelly turned to me and said "Nate meet Eddie, Eddie meet Nate, Kelly paddles out while I walked out and chatted to the lead singer of Pearl Jam #eddievedder. Star struck and hung over we headed out chatting about how tricky this wave was as it was clear I was being taken one way and he to the line up. Cool dude and def one of the raddest stories I'll always remember. #natesmithphoto #kellyslater #surfstories #vland #hawaii #oahusurf
@vincentduvignac and the Art of Aerials! #justpassingthrough #northshore Photo: @fallingtv
Perfect way to start the day. Tried out a new 6'3 quad @lsd_sb 👌
Natasha Oakley in today's Bikini of the Day by @wildfoxcouture 💕 See the details up now at www.abikiniaday.com X #wildfoxcouture #tashoakley
Despido el finde Luciendo uno de mis nuevos relojes de esta temporada de @gshock_es #entraenshock ⌚️
#Zurriola #wave #surfphoto #Surfing #Sony #surf
another picture of pipeline !!! Photo @brentbielmann
Early morning in France
Last night I hiked down at dusk to one of my favorite spots to find illegal campfires, tents, drugs, glass bottles, etc. It was like a night club in the wilderness. Every year around this time I load up the van to get away, clear my head and relax. I guess I learned it from my Dad. But there's an interesting trend going on right now with social media and special places like this. Whether they be surf spots, waterfalls, boulders, fishing holes or hot springs, they are being loved to death. Regulars at these places report a large shift in the crowd- not just the numbers of people but their attitude and actions. It makes me think hard about my own use of social media and what kind of message is being spread. I've always tried to avoid posting landmark photos or describing places. And I delete any comments naming spots. Its not that I've been against people enjoying beautiful places, it's just I understand that these things are finite resources. I hope those of us lucky enough to enjoy these places should at least do our best to spread the ethics of leaving no trace, respect for the environment, the local people and wildlife. I feel like an old man writing this but what's with young people and their herd mentality? Has it always been this way? Doesn't anyone want to experience nature alone anymore without all their friends their mobile boomboxes? Don't we have enough of that back at home?
It's no secret that #campvibes and #vanlife are trending and Instagram isn't going anywhere so I guess I'm writing this to ask you your thoughts. What's the line between encouraging people to reconnect with nature and exploiting the things we love?