Aloha to Zen is inspired by the characters, landscapes and golden days of surf culture. It is the world as seen through the eyes of a pilgrim surfer.
"Air drops & alaias, laser zaps & lay backs, quivers & quirky fin set ups, nose rides & nurse sharks. Take a mind altering surf trip around the globe. Discover insightful drawings & maps that reveal a mass of surfing’s curiosities - from visionary surfboard designs and philosophical post-surf ponderings, to the elements required for effective permaculture and tips on fruitful board collecting."
size: 12” x 12”
92 pages, hardcover, casebound book covered in Wibalin Buckram.
Printed on 140gsm golden sun wood free paper.
Forward by Sean Doherty
HERE"S SOME REVIEWS!
Andrew Kidman: Film maker / Surfboard shaper.
"Ferns handiwork, philosophies and love for surfing and its culture are simply remarkable. Aloha toZen - The Art of Living and Surfing on Earth - truly is this. My family loves this book.It really is incredible, full of love spirit and goodness, everything that makes up this wondrous thing we call surfing…”
Carby Tuckwell: Deus ex Machina Creative Director
“Fern is an amazing illustrator and the loveliest flower child you’ll ever meet. Together with Damion she has created an extraordinary tome that explores the gamut of life with the ocean and all its joys.Every now and then comes a book that transcends age groups and cultures, providing everyone with a sense of just how special life on this wonderful planet is. Aloha toZen is a book that stops you in your tracks to soak up time and space on a joyful but conscientious discovery of the surfing world. Full of amazing drawings of incredible artistic detail , the book works its way along the English alphabet for all to enjoy, kids, dads, mums, pops, grans, golden salties and more will simply love this book. Fern put pen to paper over many sunsets and moonrises to create this masterpiece!
SURFING WORLD, magazine
A beautiful and imaginative book. An illustrative run down of all things alternative surf culture. It’s one of those books whereyou’ll find something new every time you open it up, and get lost for hours as you explore all its intricate details. I’ll bedamned if there’s a better book in the world to have sitting in your house permeating good energy into the lives of everyonewho comes across it.”
DAMAGED GOODS, magazine.
Aloha to Zen is the perfect mix of the fun and the serious, the shallow and the deep, and is full of obscure surf history staringsurfing greats Gerry Lopez, Nat Young and Duke Kahanamoku himself. You get the sense this is ‘handmade treasure’ thatembodies and reminds the way of the conscientious spirit.”
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