surfing Tag

When Taylor Steele started using punk rock to soundtrack his films, the relationship between surfing and punk rock became common vernacular for anyone growing up near the beach in California. For those familiar with either surfing or punk rock, the parallels are obvious. For one, both are visceral and adrenaline-inducing experiences; surfing possesses an inherent connection to nature’s formidable power that mimics punk’s rage channeled into musical form.   The rush of getting pounded in heavy surf is the physical equivalent to the sonic experience of hearing a snare get smashed so hard that the drum head breaks. Perhaps more significant though is the similarity in lifestyle that both surfing and punk rock entail. From an outside perspective, surfers are kind of an odd bunch.   Surfing is largely a lonely and selfish activity, where there are no rules and lineups are dictated by caveman-like pecking orders. It’s an escape (or denial) from human...