riders on the storm
 Photos by Will Adler

We can hear it in the music, see it on film and feel it on the beach -- a creative storm is brewing in the Southern California surf world. Not since the '60s has there been a group of surfers with such a non-conformist ethos and artistic flair. On the following pages, we feature the artists, filmmakers and musicians who are stirring up the waters of the So-Cal surf scene.

surf_scene3.jpgthe scene: Santa Barbara's Rincon Point

allahlas_surflanding.jpgthe band: The Allah-Las

thomoscampbell_surf.jpgthe artist: Thomas Campbell

theshaper_surfstory.jpgthe shapers: Tyler Warren, Alex Knost, Robin Kegel and Tanner Prairie

geo-&-danica_Kuliseksurf.jpgthe auteurs: George Trimm and Danica Elbertse