Any surfer will tell you:
There’s no substitute for the ocean.
The closest anyone’s going to get, though, is heading to The Independent on Divisadero this Saturday night for a special screening of Akasha hosted by Aqua Surf Shop.
Director Andrew Kidman isn’t a maker of sun-soaked travelogues, but rather a kind of wave-meets-body guru: capable of translating not just the spectacle of surfing to the screen, but also its underlying philosophies.
But if Saturday doesn’t work for you? Try these four other surf-inspired artworks:
Dora and Rohloff
A four-color silkscreen of iconic surfer Miki Dora from a recent show at Mollusk Surf Shop in Outer Sunset, this was reproduced from a 16mm Grant Rohloff work and made available in a limited edition of 100.
CJ Nelson: Foot Dangle
Thomas Campbell makes surf-related photos that are at once nostalgic and super modern — this is part of an exhibit celebrating his book, Seeing Fatima's Eyes, about surfing in Morocco.