The Wave Productions is at the cutting edge of creative and intellectual work on surfing.
We produce, perform and curate groundbreaking films, exciting digital media content, dynamic books and pioneering educational programs that explore and celebrate surfing’s potential to inspire positive change and social good in both local and global contexts.
We live and breathe surf culture and are expert at crafting and creating highly engaging content, often in challenging locations. Our work engages with waves as both natural and cultural resources that demand future-facing and sustainable management practices. We are passionate to support emerging surf communities across the globe by telling their stories and showcasing models of best practice to advocate sustainable cultural tourism. We want to facilitate surfing and surfers to engage positively with the globe.
Our current leading outputs include:
The Surfing Brilliant Corners processional travel film series documenting emerging surf cultures, celebrating positives in often miss-represented locations and discussing critical issues of sustainability within surfing communities and surfing environments.
Online visual media content shared across a rapidly growing spectrum of social media feeds and The Cleanest Wave blog. On these platforms we have developed a unique approach to content publication that resonates powerfully with our fast growing audience. Our key ongoing themes include: Learning Through Surfing, Health and Wellbeing, Surf History, Surf Travel, Surf Science, Surf Events, Sustainability, Self-empowerment, Gender Equality, Emerging Surf Cultures, Communicating Surf Safety and Green/Ethical coding, Surf Exploration, Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Development.
Books on surfing and research in surf history, culture, surf science and surfing in education. Our latest book is Mindfulness and Surfing: reflections for saltwater souls. Mindfulness is usually described as an inward-looking process of stopping, reflecting and clearing the mind in learning a discipline of meditation or Zen awareness. Surfing as mindfulness, however, does something a little different. It does not simply take us inside ourselves to find a still centre, but rather orients us within the environment to find place. We are immersed in water. We are active, alert and intent on balance. Mindfulness in surfing is then, paradoxically, a moving out of mind into the world, moving against the grain of inner-directed thought and reflection into an acute sense of what the environment demands of us. In this sense, we move from ‘egology’ to ecology and we generate a ‘bodymindfulness’, locating ourselves in place and space.