Surf Shacks Vol. 2 - A New Wave of Coastal Living

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Surfing is a way of life. A life dominated by the waves and the tide with a cozy place to pause in between. The second chapter in the Surf Shacks series by Matt Titone illustrates how surfers live both on and offshore.


Many abodes can fall under the label of surf shack: city apartments, cabins nestled next to national parks, or tiny Hawaiian huts. Surfing communities are overflowing with creativity, innovation, and rich personas. Surf Shacks takes a deeper look at surfers’ homes and artistic habits. Glimpses of record collections, strolls through backyard gardens, or a peek into a painter’s studio provide insight into surfers’ lives.

From the remote Hawaiian treehouse and converted bus home of the Goodwin family to the Japanese mountain cabin that the founder of Gentemstick, Taro Tamai, calls home, every space has a unique tale. Jamie Smallwood, a sustainable architect, built an off the grid shipping container compound in Byron Bay as a new domicile. The moments that these vibrant personalities spend away from the swell and the froth are both captivating and nuanced.

Through anecdotes and photographs, illustrations and conversations, Surf Shacksreveals a more personal side to surfing and its eclectic cast of characters.

Editors: Matt Titone
Release date: August 2020
Format: 24 × 28 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-89955-857-9


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Current and classic

If the name Bank Wright means anything to you without doing a Google search, you'll love this book. This is exactly what I was looking for: a traditional guidebook in every sense of the term with current information (published in 2018) on campgrounds, access, etc. The photos are black and white and the paper isn't glossy, but it has all of the information you need. It covers the state from Del Norte to the Mexican border, so if you're down for road tripping, this book will help. If you're willing to put in a bit of work but want some beta to point you in the right direction, buy this book. If you want to be pushed into a perfect wave or need glossy wanderlust instagram inspiration, look elsewhere.

Jake S.
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Great little book!

Great little book! Does a great job of explaining the locations and the ins and outs of camping, where the break is, what amenities beaches and campsites have. Looking forward to trying some new places.

Mark P.
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Awesome! Great service, shipping and sweet board.