From New York City apartments, to rural cottages in the Northeast, Topanga cabin hideaways, converted surf vans, to eclectic beach houses of various architectural styles on coasts all over the world, alternative surf brand Indoek has been documenting where their favorite people in the creative surf community call their homes for just over four years now.
What started out as a popular online series, eventually was curated into a collection of the brand's favorite 42 stories in the project thus far and published as the "Surf Shacks" book. The book is rich with colorful and inspiring photography of the unique nooks and character of each home, and contains in-depth interviews with each subject.
Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers' homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives both on and off shore. From the remote Hawaiian nook of filmmaker Jess Bianchi to the woodsy Japanese paradise that the former CEO of Surfrider Foundation in Japan, Hiromi Masubara, calls home to the converted bus that Ryan Lovelace claims as his domicile and his transport, every space has a unique tale. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.