Surf Shacks is a book that found its way into our office a few days ago. The hefty book takes a look at the unique, bold spaces that creative surfers have made entirely their own. But don’t let the title of the name fool you. When most hear the phrase ‘surf shack’ you might instantly envision some weathered seaside hut underneath palm trees. But the term ‘shack’ in the sense of this book means many different things.
Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: New York City apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers’ homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives both on and off shore.
With well over 250 pages full of photos and stories from countless legends, we’re basically keeping this thing right where it is in the office for when that 2 o’clock slump sometimes hits. Surf Shacks is a book you need to spend some time with, and let it serve as a source of inspiration, and a little mental escape to near and faraway surf shacks we’d dream of having ourselves.
You can find the book here