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New Photo Mission: Surf’s Up

By Cherrie - 4 min read

“Hang loose” and grab your camera for this TASCHEN x EyeEm Mission

“[Surfing] can be unpredictable and lethal, benign and thunderous, ecstatic and satisfying. Nothing in the world of sports quite compares to it.”
– ‘A View From The Beach’ in Surfing. 1778–2015, Jim Heimann (2016)

What does the phrase “Surf’s Up” bring to mind? Camper vans packed with gear, wave-riding fans crowding sandy shores, post-surf BBQ grub, surfer style, the iconic shaka greeting… This TASCHEN x EyeEm Mission is all about sharing a side to the sport rarely seen – as well as the culture and traditions that have grown with it, making waves around the world.

Brought to you by EyeEm and the guys at TASCHEN, this Mission celebrates the release of Surfing 1778–2015 by Jim Heimann. And we’ve got a copy of the book up for grabs. Stoked? Us too!

Your Mission: Surf’s Up is all about capturing the surfer lifestyle in all its glory – from the thrill of the surf to the chilled beach vibes, pre-surf rituals to post-surf evenings back on dry land. Show off your shots of the coastline craze in this TASCHEN x EyeEm Mission – and don’t forget to tell us where the photo was taken!

Your Reward: A copy of Surfing 1778–2015 by Jim Heimann (more information below) is up for grabs. And a collection of the top surf shots will feature in an image collection in the Discover Feed and on the EyeEm Blog!

Deadline: 24th February 2016

Download EyeEm to participate

How To Take Part: Simply take a photo and tag it with Surf’s Up. Your photo will then be automatically added to the album. If you want to add a photo that you’ve already uploaded, just go to your profile, view the photo and select “Edit Photo.” From there, you can add the tag, “Surf’s Up”.

Hand coming out of water

By João Pedro

View of breaking wave

By NiCh

By Nicola Buck

View of people surrounding bonfire on beach

By Kirsten Sandgreen

By Patrick Walsh

By Yuni

By Kim Stretch

Full length of surfer running by river during winter

By Harry

By Jess

About Surfing. 1778–2015: With more than 900 pictures and contributions from renowned surf journalists, Jim Heimann’s book tells the story of surfing from its very origins right up until the present day. Clothbound and hardback, the book is a true collector’s item.

Interested in partnering with EyeEm on a Mission? Join some of the world’s biggest media outlets and best-known brands and be at the center of the conversation. Find out more.

Header image by @JanHerbolsheimer.