1. first immersion.
    sunny. rare,
    makes cold water – sometimes dreaded,
    today: delicious.
    eyes squint in the reflected bright,
    smiles crease
    our faces.
    the feel of water
    below around between
    the sound of it
    slapping, churning, breaking
    us open,
    drowning out all
    but this moment.

    Words by | Elissa Pfost
    Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

    Hobuck Beach - Neah Bay, Washington
    Shot for She and the Sea

    A special thank you to Essex Water Housings for the innovative device that allowed me to shoot!

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  2. Dan Murdey made two classic and beautiful surfboards for the She and the Sea project happening now! Thank you for providing your talents Dan Murdey. Oregon, United States. Photo by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  3. Live on KICKSTARTER!

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1500663576/she-and-the-sea-the-pacific-northwest

    Just finished up an edit for our She and the Sea campaign on Kickstarter. If you like surfing and support the growing female surf community around the world, have a look!

    She and the Sea is a creative journey and exploration in the lives of women who surf in the Pacific Northwest.

    www.sheandthesea.com

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  4. With a chance to breath in between Sumatra, and the mainland U.S for an upcoming project, She and the Sea, I am always thinking about India.

    A gypsy dancer in Western Rajasthan, last year. Photo by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  5. After a long time planning, I am excited to be joining my friends Kara Sparkman & Elissa Pfost this fall to explore the Pacific Northwest from Oregon to the far reaches of Canada! We will be doing a road trip, chronicling the lives of women who surf in this beautiful part of the world, and making art along the way while also collaborating with many talented residents during our trip.

    Want to join or meet, let us know!

    Follow us here.

    instagram.com/she_andthesea
    www.she-and-the-sea.tumblr.com/
    www.facebook.com/project.sheandthesea

    For a full scoop on our journey, check out: www.sheandthesea.com

    photo by : James Murray
    illustration by: Kara Sparkman

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  6. Singapore on to the southern tip of Sumatra, 5 days, 3 taxis, 2 boats and 1 bus. Sea vessel in the passages between Batam Island and mainland Sumatra, Indonesia. Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  7. Sumbawa samba. West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  8. Fruits at the end of the road. Sekongkang, Sumbawa. Indonesia. Photos by: Ozzie Hoppe

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  9. Liberty of movements and the freedom, devoid of adulthood. Air Guiling, Lombok. Indonesia. Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  10. A life in the sea is the one for me. Awang, Lombok. Indonesia. Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  11. Spills and thrills in Southwest Australia. Photos by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  12. About fifty mistakes, from focus to under-exposure and cranking the film before the roll was finished, but sometimes I like the look of these odd accidents. A finished day in West Australia. Photo by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  13. Under the magnifying glass. Talent and it’s subsequent popularity. Surf contest in Margaret River, West Australia. Photo by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  14. 26.7200° N, 70.4000° E. From the air looks like a smear of powdery ochre but on level ground, traditional elements of life I hope will remain intact under the onslaught of popular culture. Western Rajasthan, India. Photo by | Ozzie Hoppe

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  15. Hello! to my fellow life lovers, if you have some time and feel like reading…

    I wrote a story on the epic country of Sri Lanka for the latest issue of Damaged Goods Zine, along with some photos.

    Cover photo by: Jereme Aubertin

    Check the issue preview here - http://vimeo.com/88961147

    A fine publication, DGZ is one of the best things I’ve laid my thirsty eyes on in a looong time! Hit the shop or acquire it here - http://shop.manualmagazine.com/products/dgz-magazine-07

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