San Diego, California
For all of you that have ever surfed or know a person who has surfed, they should be able to vouch for me. The feeling that you get from standing up and having mother nature carry you to shore is one of the most incredible experiences in the world. To a non-surfer that may sound like an outrageous claim, but I assure you there is nothing better in this world. The “Surfing State of Mind” is one that can only be learned by giving it a try for yourself.
Surfer: Michael Lacey
Deerfield Beach, Florida
“Beach Bums” come in all shapes and sizes. There are too many different types of “Beach Bums” out there to give a run down on each and every state of mind they posses. The “Beach Bum Sate of Mind” can be defined by the one thing they all have in common, the love for the sand between their toes and the sun on their skin.
Photographer: Benjamin Longstreet
Key West, Florida
Sailors are notorious for their avid rum drinking, dirty mouth, and love for the open ocean. Over the years a lot has changed, but any true sailor’s love for the ocean hasn’t wavered a bit. Sailor’s have the unique ability to travel for miles and miles with no dependence on oil or man power. The “Sailing State of Mind” is defined by the love for the open ocean and the love for letting mother nature fill the sails and carry you where you need to go.
Photographer: Anne-Charlotte Kratz
If you have never met a climber, let me give you a scope into the “Climbing State of Mind”. No matter where they are or what they are doing, you will see their eyes running up the face of anything above sea level, planning their route to the top. Climbers are some of the craziest people out there and some of the most extreme athletes around. A true climber’s mind never wanders too far from the base of something climbable.
Photographer – Michael Lacey