Social Media Roundup: August 2022

Greetings, Shredderz! As summer comes to close (for us Northern Hemisphere residents, anyway), here are some hits from IG over the past 30 days or so.

First, we gotta start with the classics. Gerry Lopez. Pipeline. Photo by Jeff Divine, whose talent I cannot possibly describe in a single sentence. I am not one of those people who celebrates the past at the expense of the present; I think it’s important to remain open-minded and to embrace change. But I see photography like this from the 70s, back when it was all on film and all manual, and it blows my mind. This shit is timeless and I don’t say that lightly.

Torren Martyn, laid back, captured by Nathan Oldfield.

I try not to re-post too much stuff I see on Instagram, but I couldn’t help myself recently with this epic Tom Boyle shot of Ronnie Burns (RIP) at Pipeline. Give Tom a follow; he posts some really awesome stuff. Here’s Dane Kealoha, captured mid-carve, summer of 1984.

How sick is this quiver of boards by Santa Cruz’s William “Stretch” Riedel? I believe the airbrushes were done by his wife Sandra, adding them to the short list of husband and wife board builders (there’s Steve and Cher Pendarvis but I can’t think of any others off the top of my head).

Make sure you check the wave in the foreground for scale.

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