surfEXPLORE is a multi-lingual, multi-national collective of explorers, surfers, photographers, authors, researchers, cultural anthropologists and artists dedicated to surfing exploration. Since 2007, they have traveled to over 20 countries in search of new waves, new experiences and deep cultural immersion. Their materials are featured regularly in specialty surfing publications, adventure travel magazines, websites and newspapers worldwide.

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About John Seaton Callahan:
John has been a professional photographer since graduation from the college of Fine Arts at UCLA with a degree in Design in 1986. His work is published worldwide; with over 3,500 documented pages of editorial and more than 100 cover images. Originally from Hawaii, he has lived in the city-state of Singapore since 2000.

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  • ScottTX

    This collection reminds me themes from stories I’ve heard from surf buddies, whose dads used to explore Baja and mainland Mexico during the 60s.  Nothing guaranteed but the prospect of empty surf.  From a 30-year-old who only started surfing 7 years ago, cheers to all the surf explorers, then and now, who’ve shared their tales, and who sustain excitement about this lifelong, awesome pursuit.

  • Anonymous

    bring a compass? in the northern hemisphere the sun is to the south, rises in the east and sets in the west. there is your compass.

  • Anonymous

    bring a compass? in the northern hemisphere the sun is to the south, rises in the east and sets in the west. there is your compass.

  • Anonymous

    bring a compass? in the northern hemisphere the sun is to the south, rises in the east and sets in the west. there is your compass.

  • Silvinalady

    bellas imagenes

  • Kenjic

    Great article and I love the photos, especially the desert one.

  • JBK007

    Haiti is the coolest new spot, but where is Namibia on this list?!