I love being in the ocean and exposure to wild places. That’s what body surfing represents to me. It’s about putting myself in a situation where I’m uncomfortable and I’m vulnerable to all the elements of nature and at the mercy of the energy of the earth.
Bodysurfing makes you feel really small. I don’t like this idea of people feeling like they need to conquer the earth or waves whatever it is and I think it really puts you in your place to feel like a very-very small part of this world. Bodysurfing makes me feel very alive and connected.
Photograph: Wouter Struyf from Issue #4