Hawaiian native and globally renowned surf photographer Zak Noyle presented his first ever photo show in France and Europe last week, at surf boutique Helder Supply Co in Biarritz (FRA).
With a selection of 17 large-format intense images filling the dedicated galery space at the back of the premium store, ‘WATER TALES’ gathered over 150 crowds passing by to meet up with the man himself and enjoy a great community moment : free beers, live music by psych-rock power trio #ThisWillDestroyYourEars, beautiful weather… a few meters from Biarritz’s main beach, ‘La Grande Plage’…
« We thought hosting Zak for his first visit to France and Europe was just so natural, » Helder Supply founder Theo said. « When RVCA came to us with the idea of an art show, it was a no-brainer to invite Zak and build this exhibition. We are really pleased with how much people showed-up, given the amazing quality of the photographies. »
Zak Noyle has been a global RVCA advocate for years now, providing some of the world’s best surf action shots year after year, hanging with the some of the world’s most inspiring surfers ; with a special focus on Hawaii’s infamous Pipeline. «When you think Pipeline these days, you think Zak. He has been capturing the action and beauty of those intense locations around the world and it is really an honor to host him in Biarritz and have the chance to present his work to the local surf-passionate community, » RVCA Marketing director Greg Puget said. « The event is up for a month and all benefits from the sales will go to NGO Surfrider Foundation Europe ; a great equation and overall sucess for Zak. »
Big thanks to Helder Supply Co founders Theo and Jeremy, La Superbe beers, DaFin Europe and everyone.
Credit photos / Remi Bedora