Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture
From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country.
In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukaka, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton).
The characters, the competitions, the breaks, the communities, the dream lifestyles.
A foreword by legendary surfer and surfboard designer and maker Roger Hall looks at surfing culture and its importance to Kiwis.
A look at heartland surfing communities of New Zealand - the characters, the breaks, the dream lifestyles.
Derek Morrison was born into a farming family. While studying veterinary science at Massey University he discovered his two passions- photography and surfing. He began supplying images for New Zealand Surfing magazine and eventually took over the editorship. After a stint working in Sydney, he moved to Dunedin to raise his young family and to start his company Adventure Media Group Ltd. He continues to contribute to a range of leading magazines as well as his surf, lifestyle and culture photo blog, Box of Light. He was named New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year 2018.