Hello. We are Edward Thompson (from England) and Julien Roubinet (from France), a writer and photographer living in New York.
After moving to New York a few years ago, we met and became friends in and around the ocean. We found ourselves thinking of New York as a surf city, something that goes by almost unnoticed by most people living here and the hundreds of thousands of visitors who pass through each year.
To celebrate the diversity, creativity and humor of East Coast surfing, we set out to create a book of interviews and photographs documenting local surf culture.
We aim to shed light on the surfers, shapers, photographers, filmmakers and writers who represent North East surfing and the challenges of lives lived with an obsession for the ocean. Our focus is finding people who experiment with new forms, materials, ideas or surfing styles.
When you buy a print from our store, we use the money to buy gas and cheap tacos so we can drive along the coast to interview the remarkable people who make our local surf culture what it is today.
Miles driven so far: 4200.