Surf Nazis…and Other Objectional Material


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Craig Stecyk’s introspective rumination on surf culture explores the origins of the “Surf Nazi” aesthetic, from the swastika emblems on various mid-century surfboards, to the artistic expressions of Von Dutch, Ed Roth, Rick Griffin, and Robert Williams which contained related symbolism at the intersection of surfing and hot-rod cultures.