Author(s): J. Caird
No matter the conditions, or how well you surf, just paddling out on the ocean to await a wave somehow makes the world seem a better place. In this stunning series of photographic portraits, Jo Caird and Paula George provide an evocative look at the distinctive Kiwi surfing lifestyle.
Jo Caird has been a photographer for over 20 years. She has photographed a huge range of sporting events, including the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the World Cup of Golf, and over eight Rugby World Cup events. Jo has a great reputation as a portrait and event photographer too, but it's her work with the All Blacks that has won her numerous accolades. Together with Georgie, she has now established JOGIE & CO. Paula George ('Georgie') spent 15 years as an international athlete (netball and rugby) before switching sides of the camera. Since 2005, her focus has been on combining writing with her photography and videography skills, resulting in her position as the behind-the-scenes content provider for AllBlacks.com. Since the All Blacks' victory at the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Georgie has been working on several books, on being a mum, and on learning to surf.