Tapestry: The Face of Surfing New Zealand
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A reader-supported surf publication founded in 1992, The Surfer’s Journal is vivid, authoritative, and independent. The goal of each 132-page bimonthly edition? A completely resolved composition. Balance. Color. Story. And purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book.
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Logan Murray’s story and photographs weaves a tapestry of New Zealand’s surf culture through a series of brief introductions to the established surfers down under the Long White Cloud.
Ken Thomas (K.T.) calls himself a painter, not an artist. His style is fully immersive, lots of paint, big brushes and drawn from life’s experiences. A six-board quiver straddles the pacific, from his house in Raglan, N.Z., to Sunset Beach, Hawaii, where his guns are stashed.
Chris Ransley, a reinvigorated heart-bypass survivor, longboarder and big fast motorcycle rider adds to the N.Z. tapestry.
Roger Hall, bucking the trend, following his own path, a master craftsman, once shunned as eccentric and weird, now a mainstream sought-after talent who prefers the former social stigma. His one-of-a-kind not-for-profit boards are highly prized collector’s pieces.
Anthony Parata, a quiet, articulate Maori, devotes himself to the preservation of native culture and reintroducing at-risk Maoris to the ancient woodc