Stories

  • Life full of wonder

    When we feel closer and more connected to nature, we somehow feel at the same time closer and more connected to ourselves. And it might just be because, as Maia Walczak says, ‘we are nature’.
  • Scenes of endless fun in paradise

    When you surf the waters of the North Sea most of the time, you’re surfing under rough conditions with strong wind and cold water while daydreaming about sunny days and warmer temperatures. Bringing this vision to reality, Donald van Os, a Dutch surfer, lifeguard, swimming teacher and artist, started creating scales of little exotic paradises any surfer dreams of.
  • The Hawaiian beat

    One of the first images I see in my mind when I think about Hawaiian music is a ukulele. However, string instruments only came to the islands in the nineteenth century. Before the arrival of people from different cultures, Hawaiians used percussion instruments to keep the rhythm to the chants and dance.
  • King of the Surf Guitar

    Dick Dale, King of the Surf Guitar, is one of the pioneers of instrumental surf music. You probably know Dick Dale already, but if his name doesn’t sound familiar to you, the opening song in Quentin Tarantino’s film Pulp Fiction hopefully does. That scene when Pumpkin and Honey Bunny are about to rob a diner, remember? That’s Misirlou (1962).
  • Love to the Cantabrian Sea

    With the mind of an engineer and the heart of an artist, Kantauriko Olatua captures with her magical lens the waters and waves of the Bay of Biscay. Always connected to the sea, it was in 2013 when the tides of the Cantabrian Sea pulled Paula Odriozola aka Pauloski (the person behind Kantauriko Olatua) a bit further from the coast. 
  • Surfing on my mind

    Some people just have a positive vibe and carry a permanent smile with them. Nataša Lops, a young Dutch illustrator and visual artist, is one of these lucky souls.