Thursday, 4 June 2009

inspiration

I'm a sucker for coffee table books about surfing and this is one of my faves. It's basically a photo essay by Jeff Johnson documenting a trip by the malloy brothers, and various friends, climbing in oregon then surfing the california coast from SF to the tip of the baja peninsula. All in a pick up truck fuelled by used cooking oil. Cynics would say it's just an extended patagonia catalogue shoot but it has some beautiful landscapes, good surf shots and cool lifestyle photos. Somehow you get a feel for the trip (which looked fun) and it always inspires me to think about getting the tent out for a trip outside the normal surf zone. Plus it has a super cool truck in it! 
(Incidentally a nice bottle of red is one of the finer things in life if you ask me!)

6 comments:

richard esq said...

i will go seek & also await 180 south ;)

Howard said...
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Howard said...

Also recommend the Bunker Spreckels book for the coffee table. Just a fascinating tale and some great 70's photography.

Howard said...

BTW - do you know anywhere local (N. Devon) that I can buy this ?

CP said...

nowhere in north devon, i've had it for a while and it's difficult to get hold of, i'm pretty sure i ordered it from the US, maybe try amazon or email one of the us patagonia stores

Howard said...

Thanks CP. The california surf project book arrived today, and its amazing. Will have to dedicate some blog time to it, but well worth buying at only £14 on amazon.

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