Nature of Surf Women

An interactive photo & audio journey with women surfers in Costa Rica

  • Nature of Surf Women is a technology-enhanced photography book that combines visual storytelling with the sounds of the ocean, songs, and audio interviews to create the right atmosphere for your journey with the women surfers captured in the book.

    A mosaic of 30 women from ages 12 to 67 come together to form unique artistic images representing the beauty and strength of the female body. The book consists of 22 stories of soul-searching, best friends adventuring together, family challenges, finding surf buddies, and mother-daughter bonding. Each story has a QR code that links to the recordings of stories of personal transformation, adaptation to life in the jungle, and love of riding the waves, all mixed with the sounds of nature in Costa Rica offering an immersive experience of the book.

    Legendary audio naturalist Martyn Stewart created an ambiance that will take the audience onto the waves and into the lives and hearts of these extraordinary women.

    The introduction of the book is written by former professional surfer Holly Beck. It was surfing that helped her amid challenging family situations, enabling her to earn her MBA and create her women's surf retreat company, Surf with Amigas.

    The book's epilogue, written by environmental activist Katherine Terrell, will be dedicated to today's most challenging problems in coastal towns all over the world.

    This is not a book you will flip through and leave on the shelf. This is not a book you will flip through and leave on the shelf. Every page has a story to tell, and every story will take you on a mindful journey.