Picked up a new book recently by long-time Surfer Magazine staff photographer Patrick Trefz. Shot over two years from the distant standpoints of back roads, sidewalks, train tracks and cliff tops, this book focuses on the surfer’s search and journey to the beach.
It’s a photographic accompaniment to his film of the same title, which told the story of five surfers’ exploits from the shores of the Basque Country to West Africa to Pipeline and even NYC.
The book includes an essay by Christian Beamish and a foreword from subculture photographer Ari Marcopoulos, who has shot everyone from Jean-Michel Basquiat to snowboard legend Craig Kelly.
Trefz has also shot a cool film that was exhibited at the LA and NYC Bicycle Film Festivals called “Bicycle Trip” – A grom’s dream of a neverending bike ride. It’s mostly about a goofy foot wave rider who pedals around on his rusty old bike through the various beauties of northern California, specifically, Santa Cruz. At only 14 minutes or so in length, it is a well done intro for Trefz into the film world. The film definitely has the ability of leaving you very calm, and creative by the end. The only way to get one is to go to Trefz’s website – he only made 500 of them, so get one while you can.