68 Photographers, 46 Writers, One Day.
In one of the most ambitious surf publishing projects ever undertaken, the first day of winter, June 1, 2013, saw over 100 members of the White Horses contributor family step out and see what magic they could capture of the day.
The result is WINTERFELL, 144 pages of incredible, inventive imagery and writing that affirms White Horses’ ambition to continually raise the bar in Australian surf publishing Winterfell begins with a grommet’s predawn surf on his 11th birthday, and ends with a dusk rock jump on the west side of Oahu.
Between these bookends, there’s a secret Japanese harbour reef roaring into life; a bodywhomp comp in Canggu; a secret Byron backbeach session; a half-decent easterly pulse of swell hitting south-east Queensland; an almost-Code-Red swell bombing Teahupo’o; a busy day at Ulus; a quiet Torquay session with Maurice Cole, an even quieter session in secret NZ; lobster hunting up Red Bluff way; the torture of spending the whole day in the car with your little brother and sister on the way to Coober Pedy; having a Mentawai monkey fall in love with you ‘cos you’re good at climbing trees, and exploring a Tassie Island for 10 hours and only finding good waves on the way back to the ferry.
Winterfell is full of stories that show just how unique a single, fleeting day on this watery planet can be.
Gra Murdoch, Editor