Surfing is one of those things I really (really really) want to learn to do. I love surfer culture and want to enjoy the ocean in this fun way. I always enjoy vacations where I have an activity (other than just walking the streets of my destination) that physically exhausts and taxes me to a point where I am completely guiltless about enjoying the foodie delights of where ever I am. I have snowboarding in the winter, but in the summer, I just don’t have anything…and surfing seems like the perfect answer. I just need to overcome one thing….an overwhelming fish phobia. So for now I don’t know how to surf…still working on it.
Surfer style is the best of laid back, colorful, bohemian eclecticism. I have happily recently discovered two surfer gardens that I want to share.
image by Magalie L’Abbé
The Surf Lodge in Montauk on Long Island is a place I would never have imagined would exist in NY. To me it is seems so Hawaiian, or Floridian, or southern Californian. Having never been to a beach community or spent any summer time on Long Island, I could possibly be basing this on completely wrong stereotypes. But seeing what the Surf Lodge has to offer, my impression has completely changed and I think a road trip to the Hamptons in order (soon).
Image by bymylaces
Image by bymylaces
The Second of my surfer inspired gardens is from a garden designer’s garden in Santa Monica California and was photographed by Abby Lane.
I am so interested in that basket roof at the Surf Lodge that hangs over the deck and the mish mash of pieces that go together so well in the Santa Monica garden is very inviting. What do you think of these beachy surfer inspired gardens? what are you taking from these as inspiration?
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