As I continue to build my body of work in coastal and surf art, I love learning about amazing people who followed their hearts and passions to make a career out of anything that has to do with coastal or island living. That could include boating, artists who focus their music around the beach or islands, and surfing.
This week I was thinking about surfing. Surfing is a bit of a mystery to me. The skill and guts it takes for someone to get up on a little board and face the giant ocean head on is crazy but awesome at the same time. I'm blessed to live in Ventura, CA where I'm around these people. All aspects of the industry are interesting - be it the incredible talent of the athletes, all of the precision gear, or the cool surfware (which expands way beyond people who actually surf).
I was drawn to surfing this week especially because of a podcast interview (Finding Mastery) with Hurley International founder Bob Hurley. His story is very inspiring and his passion for the sport and industry just pours out of him. Here it is; I hope you enjoy it. Finding Mastery - Interview with Bob Hurley
-Chris Barker, CP Coastal