InterPlay: Zak Noyle

InterPlay 01 Zak Noyle Surf the Greats

Sunday, April 5, 5 PM EST
Online on Zoom

Surf the Greats is pleased to present Interplay — an exploration of the interconnectedness and interdependence of our surf communities. This series will investigate and discuss the complex interplay of the elements of our sport, culture and industry. It is an opportunity to come together to celebrate unique individuals to highlight and better understand their numerous contributions and distinctive perspectives. Our goal is to explore the reciprocity and adaptability of the varied facets of our surfing world featuring artists, athletes, makers, innovators, and pioneers. 

Our first live online presentation and discussion will take place Sunday, April 5th at 5pm EST. World renowned surf photographer Zak Noyle will be joining us from Hawaii as our featured guest. Zak will share his perspective and wealth of experience from in and out of the water at the forefront of the surfing world. Through his imagery and conversation, he will provide insight into his creative and technical process and introduce exciting new projects and future collaborations. His presentation and facilitated discussion will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with questions from our international online audience.

Zak Noyle by Ric NoylePhotograph by Ric Noyle

Zak Noyle, an outdoor photographer with a truly unique perspective on surf and sea. Based on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, Zak spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world’s most magnificent ocean environment. He captures an insider’s view, seldom seen, of the beauty and raw power of this offshore world from his perspective besides navigating the waves with just his camera and fins.

Zak has taken his work beyond the waves and his clients range from Apple, Audi, Aqualung, Instagram, Chanel, Lululemon, RedBull and various other global clients. He has worked with international athletes from Micheal Phelps to Kelly Slater and everyone in between, if it involves water there is a good chance Zak has photographed it.

Surf photography requires a certain level of careful planning, hard work and a bit of sheer luck. For Zak, being in the water with his camera when the next big swell rolls through is a lifestyle; its an art, and its a passion.

Check out the recording of our live Zoom broadcast where Zak shared a selection of his iconic images and insight into his creative and technical process.

InterPlay will continue every Sunday at 5pm EST where we will explore the interconnectedness and interdependence of our surf communities around the world. Stay tuned for the next guest.