• Nature of Surf Women is a one-of-a-kind coffee table book that includes photographs, sounds of nature, and real-life stories of women surfers. It challenges the mainstream representation of female surfers by centering, rather than hiding, life’s imprints on the body. The book brings a rare and powerful focus to the ways in which all female bodies exist in continual symbiosis with nature. And above all, it reveals the essence of female surfers: Athleticism, courage, camaraderie, and the peace and freedom of riding the waves.

    • Nosara sits on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, one of the world’s five Blue Zones—regions where people tend to live much longer than average. This place has powerful female energy, rooted in the legend of the indigenous princess for whom the village is named, and the community of women surfers is one of the most diverse and inspiring in the world. The beaches and the secret spots within the jungle are the setting for the photography project Nature of Surf Women, a collaboration between producer Ivana Bajic and photographer Gabriela Téllez.

      Their work captures the spirit of women surfers of all ages, ethnicities, body types, and skill levels. These surf women are beginners who just got the surf bug and salty ladies who have been marinating in the ocean for decades. They are not just dewy young teens, but also mothers and grandmothers whose laugh lines, scars, and silver tresses are a window into lives well-lived.