Improvised Ethos – Deep in Baja, Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore discuss the relationship between style and spontaneity in surfing

Improvised Ethos – Deep in Baja, Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore discuss the relationship between style and spontaneity in surfing

I love seeing people surf like no one’s watching. To me, that’s style.

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.

I remember hearing this line: “Dance like no one’s watching. ” And I thought, “Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do.

SG: But there’s something cool about trying to impress a panel of people. 
From a young age, I always felt this element of performance, like I’m on a stage and trying to impress.

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.

He was just pushing through something and getting in these positions where you’re like, “Oh, what is that? ” Then he’d just fly out of it all of a sudden and do something else. Amazing style. Just authentic.

Read more here: Surfer Mag

Improvised Ethos   Deep in Baja, Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore discuss the relationship between style and spontaneity in surfing surf photo  Improvised Ethos   Deep in Baja, Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore discuss the relationship between style and spontaneity in surfing surf photo  Improvised Ethos   Deep in Baja, Dave Rastovich and Stephanie Gilmore discuss the relationship between style and spontaneity in surfing surf photo

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