Instagram is like crack cocaine for a visual person. It’s hard to stop looking, scrolling, liking, and coming back for more. This app has put the world’s best artists and their art literally at your fingertips. If you follow the right folks, your feed is an endless stream of creative and colorful eye candy to drool over. As a surfer and artist, I enjoy following people with similar passions. But watch out, don’t confuse surfer art with surf art. An artist who surfs doesn’t necessarily paint waves with dudes on little sticks getting barreled. A few on this list do, but there are others who never paint waves. And that’s fine. My personal taste in art is abstract and has absolutely nothing to do with surfing. In no particular order, here are 12 surf artists you should probably be following.
View more of Erik’s work at abelarts.com.