Author Archives: John Maher

Conner Coffin & Dane Reynolds

Conner Coffin and Dane Reynolds shredding Rincon.

Conner Coffin and Dane Reynolds shredding Rincon. Courtesy: YoungWiseTails.com

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Bug-A-Salt

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OK.. I’m an animal lover. I don’t kill venomous insects unless they are a direct threat to my well being. I posted this new BUG-A-SALT weapon because I’d like to use it on mosquitoes. Mosquitoes kill hundreds of thousands of … More »

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San Diego 6 News

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So stoked that San Diego 6 news reached out to me for a story on professional surfing at Windansea. Huge thanks to Neda Iranpour for putting it all together, and for including my art, surfing, and Hungry Walrus in the … More »

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Drift Premiere – Bessell Gallery

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Had a great solo show at the Bessell Gallery last weekend. It was the premiere of my Drift collection – an abstract look at the ocean after the sunset. Roughly 80 people came through and much of my work sold. … More »

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The Great Ocean Food Chain

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I’ve seen anchovy run three miles along the coast a few times in my life. I was stoked to be on the beach with my camera when they swam through Torrey Pines last week. It was wonderful to be immersed … More »

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Bliss 101 Premier

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Roughly 100 guests attended the show at Bliss 101 gallery in Encinitas on Saturday. The event was hosted by the crew at Bliss 101 and was held to celebrate our new partnership. Many of my images are now on display … More »

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Recent Media

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Huge thanks to the San Diego Union Tribune, and La Jolla Light, who both featured me in last weeks newspapers. Two of my images were run in the La Jolla Light along with some quotes, and the Union Tribune ran … More »

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La Jolla Festival Of The Arts

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the La Jolla Festival of the Arts. There were over 100 artists from all over the states displaying incredible work from sculpture to painting. To be accepted into the festival you … More »

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Desillusion Dane Reynolds 17:00

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A deeper look at Dane Reynolds. 4:00 and 13:50 on for mental surf clips.. but if you’re a fan of Dane you’ll probably like the entire video.

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Tiger Shark Dancer

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I met Hannah Fraser ten years ago, when she came to Tavarua Island while I was working. Back then, she was just getting into becoming a mermaid… yes a mermaid. A few years after the visit her mermaid dance became … More »

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Spring Is On Fire

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Arrived back to San Diego just in time for a beautiful week of weather, with temperatures at the coast hitting 90 degrees. The high pressure is creating the off-shore wind direction that surfers love, but those dry winds have also … More »

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Easybreath – New Snorkel Invention

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The French love their diving. Check this new product out, could actually be pretty rad. Looking forward to trying one out. “The Easybreath mask allows you to breathe more naturally through your nose and mouth, without fogging up the goggle, … More »

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Bobby Talking Boards

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I grew up surfing NSSA’s against Bobby, he won most of them. Here he is talking short four fin boards and getting pitted in SB.

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Chopper Out Of Lukla

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Lukla is known as the most dangerous airport in the world. When planes are permitted to fly in from Kathmandu, pilots have to negotiate mountain peaks, storm clouds, and strong wind gusts, before landing on a short strip with a … More »

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Mt. Everest Base Camp

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After eight or nine days of trekking many miles from Lukla (10,000ft), our crew made it to the peak of Kala Patthar (18,300ft), where we were lucky enough to have crystal clear views of Mt. Everest and the surrounding chain. … More »

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Porters Of Nepal

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Shame on me for ever thinking I’ve been tough and rugged. I’ve been schooled by a culture of men that are half my weight and height, who posses tenfold my power. Porters are mostly made up of Nepalese decent, and … More »

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Mountains Of Nepal

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Raw nature is beautiful and humbling. Nothing like staring at the peaks of the tallest mountains on earth to make you feel insignificant. In reality, we are just a speck of dust spending the smallest sliver of time as humans … More »

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Namche, Nepal

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My dad’s been friends with a Sherpa family living in Namche, Nepal, for nearly a decade. Was so excited to have the chance to meet them. Lakhpa Sherpa guided us from Lukla (most dangerous airport in the world), to Everest … More »

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Trekking Nepal

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These are some photos I took along the seven day trek from Lukla village toward Mt. Everest base camp.

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Burning Salvation

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Pashupatinath Temple is located a few miles outside of Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s Hindu belief that if your body is cleaned, cremated, and sent down the river, that the soul will eventually reach the Ganges and therefore find salvation. While visiting … More »

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