But Proximity isn’t just about getting talented surfers into great waves; it’s about getting into the headspace of the surfers who define our concept of great surfing.
It’s a tough question, huh: “What is style? ” Watching you ride waves, it’s fun to see your speed, your board placement, and the flow from turn to turn. The connection.
I’ve been doing projects around town with my foundation [the Rob Machado Foundation, which focuses on teaching children about health and sustainability] and being more present. CA: That’s amazing.
CA: The most fun I’ve had is always on days that are just super novelty, or when you feel a feeling that you haven’t felt before on a certain board, or you’re around good friends.
RM: There’s something about the snow that’s very soothing. Maybe it’s the color.
For his 25th surf film, titled Proximity, Taylor Steele took four surfers who defined style, performance, and bravado for the past few decades and paired them with four surfers who carry those same torches today.
It’s nice to get good waves, but it doesn’t always happen.
Read more here: Surfer Mag