On Surfing

“On Surfing” is a collection of thoughtful interviews with surf luminaries by writer, Michael Adno and illustrator, Matt Titone. The series spans pros and industry stalwarts to enigmatic locals and folk heroes. From Gerry Lopez, Kassia Meador, and Mikey February to Stephanie Gilmore, Taro Tamai, and Thomas Campbell, the series shows just how coded, nuanced, and eclectic surfing has become. The concept is simple: all subjects were asked the same questions about their life-long relationships to surfing and the memories they conjure up, and their stories appear alongside hand-drawn portraits. On Surfing is an indispensable source of inspiration on every surfer’s bookshelf, a love letter to surfing, one more stab at giving shape to the thing that cannot be named about surfing. It is perfect bound with a cloth linen-taped spine, printed on four different recycled color paper stocks by French Paper.