The Lens: Meditations from a Forgotten Shore

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Christian Beamish discusses living out in the North Pacific by a lighthouse amongst the seals and birds. He spends his days watching the water, the waves that are open and treacherous and shaping surfboards that are informed by the specific place. He holds the outlook that “good surf is a matter of perspective and the ocean, alive with activity, gives its own rewards to those who offer themselves day after day.”