Las Olas explores what it means to be a surfer. Through the telling of six stories from local surfers, we journey through Central America and discover the joy of surfing. For such a simple act of sliding over a wave, whole lives and landscapes change. Is surfing more than just a sport?
Green and Gold
Life in the caribbean is up and down, but sometimes everything lines up perfectly and magic happens. Sometimes even right out front of the apartment.
The Shaping Room
Javier Loayza shaping in his den while the world outside is shrouded by a grey cool fog. It was a wintery month in Punta Hermosa, Peru, hanging out and shooting waves.
Hiking in Bolivia with some of the most excellent road crew. We went up a lot, down a lot and celebrated the times in between.
On a trip to the Galapagos I spent days exploring Island Isabela on foot where I came across a truck load of stoked locals heading back into town after a morning surf. The surf commute looks a little different on these islands.
Matheus Farias sneaking into some blue nuggets between heats at the 2015 ISA Surfing World Games in Nicaragua. I was there shooting with Noemi Centeno for Las Olas.
Into the Mountains
An unforgettable walk into the Andean peaks of Ausangate, Peru.
Across the street, waves pound against the shore. I hear them all day and I hear them all night. Time tends to blur with such monotony. But in reality, each pounding wave is a magical moment. Time may be blurred but each second is as awesome as the last.