Artist Stephen Milner’s Work Creates an Alternative, Queer Surf History

“A SPIRITUAL GOOD TIME” FLIPS SURF MEDIA’S HISTORICALLY-HETERO-MALE GAZE ON ITS HEAD Originally published by SURFER “Sex sells” is an adage that publishers and agency executives have embraced since time immemorial. And, historically speaking, perhaps no media space has committed to that line more than surfing. From John Peck’s classic “Penetrator” surfboard to Lightning Bolt […]

Artist surfer from Greece

On a recent trip to Greece I was told I had to meet Dimitris Liossis a greek gay surfer. I was also told he was one of the best BMX rider in Greece, one of the best snowboarder in Greece, skate-boarder and many other extreme sports ! Dimitri is also an artist and his latest work […]

Get your GS stickers

A few members asked me where they could get GS stickers, so here they are : LOGO (fins) Classic Round Sticker by GaySurfers Browse Surfing Stickers online at LOGO + URL Square Sticker by GaySurfers Design personalized stickers and labels at Zazzle

Becoming Westerly (the book)

Jamie Brisick just announced the release of his book: Becoming Westerly: Surf Champion Peter Drouyn’s Transformation into Westerly Windina. “I first met Westerly in 2009 when I traveled to Australia to write a profile of her for The Surfer’s Journal. So began a five-year odyssey that would take me to Australia, Bangkok, and Hawaii. She’s […]

Letter and Art from Albertmorell

Dear Thomas, Jonathan, and all the members of the, What a wonderful discovery to get informations about your activities. I am not a surfer, but my brother and all his friends are hardcore kite surfers. Unfortunately, I never learned to surf, but love to be inside, near or on the water. The mixture of […]

‘Boys Of Summer’ – paintings by Dan Webb

Dan Webb is a gay surfer from Byron Bay. He has been painting and drawing most of his life, he participated in ‘Pride week’ exhibitions , ‘World Environment week’ exhibition , several ‘Outloud’ (Mardi Gras) exhibitions at the Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst, ‘Bentart’ in Katoomba, and ‘Tropical Fruits’ exhibition in Lismore. Dan has a passion for […]

Best SUBMISSIONS of 2012

The best things about is the 4500 members around the world who have a passion for surfing, the ocean and creative expressions. We’ve picked some of the best submissions from the last 12 months and wanted to share them here. And to encourage you to share your own pictures, stories, artwork and ideas on […]

Interview with Javier D’Onofrio

Originally published by – Translated with Google Translation. On your website there is a maximum that caught my attention. “Surfing and creating are pillars of evolution” Could explayarte in this concept? The Artist is like a surfer who seeks to evolve with their maneuvers in the water, where surfing, I see that the artist […]

2012 GS design competition

Showcase your talents! The submission period is now over but you can vote until April 1st, 2012. Here are the guidelines: 1. Designs must include your version of the existing GS logo (click on the image to download a high resolution image for your use)You can change the colors and the shape of the fins […]

Vision is Everything for Scott Needham

Scott Needham is a man of vision. As a professional photographer, he is one of the originators of the extreme sports genre of lifestyle and photography. His work is astonishingly beautiful and he possesses the rare gift of being able to define culture through his art, especially surf culture. Scott’s CV reads like a who’s […]

Iza’s Surf paintings

Iza is a french artist fascinated with the surf culture & lifestyle. She is currently exhibiting her paintings in Biarritz. All paintings are for sale. Click on a thumbnail to see its description, dimensions and price. Use the contact form if you are interested in buying one. expo Barland 2011 from isabelle terestchenko on Vimeo.

Enjoy. Think. Surf. Share.

“White Wash” is available for streaming on Netflix. The spectrum of surfers isn’t just guys, or white guys, or straight white guys — there’s a whole range out there beyond the media stereotype. The trailer is interesting. Ben Harper narrates this documentary about black surfers’ struggles both on and off the board, and their role […]

Boards illustration

By CBboards Carolina Beach boards The stringers that make the back panels where recuperated from the old deck at my house. Destined for a landfill, which landfills are one of the top sources for emissions that create greenhouse gases. The skimboards that I have used where recuperated by means of ‘dumpster diving’. ‘Surfers are environmentalists […]

GS taglines: “Fruits de mer”

When visiting San Diego last year, I remember walking up the cliff at Blacks Beach with a couple of gay surfers. Jonathan kept coming up with taglines for “Regular and goofy foot welcome!”, “Paddle Out!”, “Balanced in Diversity”… But the best one I thought was “Fruits de mer”! ‘Fruits of the sea’ in french […]

“Totally Gay”, by Brad Melekian

Thanks to @wavvves , we found this article written by Brad Melekian, called “Totally Gay” and published in 2007, about brad’s friend’s coming out story as a gay surfer who thought he was the only gay surfer in the world… They probably have heard of by now, but just to make sure I would […]

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