Surf Prints, Surfing Pictures, Surfing Images and Surf photography
The title ‘Surfing Images and Surfing Pictures’ congers up images of people riding huge Hawaiian waves, doing massive carves and getting spat out of giant barrels with warm blue sunny skies. If you live in Hawaii or anywhere in the Pacific or Indian oceans you will know what I mean.
Surfing has always been the sport of kings and people have been riding waves as long as they were there to ride. Ever since surfers started surfing, people have wanted to document and photograph the incredible spectacle of surfing. This soon led to the beginning of surfing magazines. Nowadays, there are hundreds on the shelves of newsagents throughout the world, rammed to bursting point with surfing pictures. Amazing photos of perfect Australian beaches and the legendary waves of Teahupo which has now surpassed Pipeline as the world’s most photographed wave!
Now, with the digital age in full swing, surf photography has taken been taken to a new level, as has the surfing. With new and more exotic destinations being surfed all over the world, surfing images have become so jaw dropingly good that surf images are being sold as high quality photographic prints and canvases. To begin with only the most prestigious of surf photographers like Alan van Gysen and Tim Mckenna would have their work published as surf prints. But now with the ever increasing popularity of surfing, a market has opened up and surf photography has taken off in every country that has waves!
Surfing pictures themselves are almost mesmerizing, even if you don’t surf, people can still appreciate them as works of art. Even more so, when the surf photographer has been shooting from within the water. Surf prints now adorn walls in many a surfer’s house, from the humble beach shack to wonderful beach front properties. Even with the not so exotic climate of the UK, surf photography is rife, especially here in the south west. It has become the UK’s surfing Mecca from St. Ives to Croyde, if the surf is pumping you will find a surf photographer at every beach. Each one hoping to get the magic shot that will make it as a surf print or canvas.
One company has become a specialist in this field; Extreme Boardshots is one of the UK’s leading surf imagery specialists. The company started in Woolacombe, North Devon and quickly gained a reputation for turning out high quality surf prints. With the South West having such beautiful beaches, they soon had a huge archive of surfing pictures which truly capture the essence of surfing in the UK. With their constantly updated archive, Extreme Boardshots will have all the latest surf action photos from around the South West’s coastline.