Author Archives: John Maher

New Alex Gray Slab Fest Video

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Alex Gray getting absolutely shacked out of his mind in the latest Turkey Melt video, Slaber Nackle.

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Monster Children – Dane Reynolds, Dylan Reider

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Dane Reynolds, Dylan Reide, Craig Anderson and Austin Gillette go on a surf/skate camping trip for Monster Children.

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Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver For Kering

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After 23 years with Quiksilver, Kelly Slater left to begin a new business venture with Kering Group. Kering is a French corporation which owns Gucci, Volcom, and Puma, amongst other brands. I read that Kelly wants to build high-quality products … More »

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Dozer – Rusty Surfboards

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The Dozer flies over flats and drives through power hacks. This is one of my favorite California performance surfboards. They work insane in fun, gutless surf. Dozers are wider, thicker, and have more overall volume than a standard shortboard, so … More »

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Tumo Short Sleeve Full – Matuse

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Matuse Tumo Short Sleeve Full is ideal for surfing through the California spring into summer. Like all Matuse wetsuits, the Tumo Short Sleeve Full is constructed out of a unique material called Geoprene (limestone base), which is warmer, lighter, tougher, … More »

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Discovery Trekking – Backpacking Towel

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I’m heading out on a three week trek through the Himalayan mountains on a photography excursion next month, and need to pack very light. I wasn’t even planning on bringing a towel until I came across Discovery Trekking Outfitters. I’ve … More »

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Spring Winds


Spring isn’t the most desirable time of year to be a surfer or water photographer in San Diego. Winds are primarily strong and onshore, and swells are typically from a very steep northerly direction with short interval. I’ve been taking … More »

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Jaws Recap

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Jaws… It’s gnarly. Here’s the 13/14 season recap. The northern hemisphere season isn’t over yet, but it’s coming close.

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The Wave Collection

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I’ve always been encouraged to support local artists. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a family full of artists, or maybe it’s simply because local artists make the most unique and highest quality work on the market, and that … More »

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Indo Teak Design

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Check out the beautiful work coming from a Into Teak Design – they are taking a responsible approach with an incredible product. I’ve teamed up to work exclusively with IndoTeak to frame my fine art images because they are beautiful, … More »

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John Maher Photography Momentum

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Thrilled our fine art photography business has continued to pick up momentum since my agent Mimi Kotter and I began offering it to the public a couple of months ago. I’m also fortunate in that I’ve teamed up with master … More »

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Exposure: Pannikin – Market – Galleries

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Feels good to get some mainstream exposure for showcasing my work in current and upcoming shows. The La Jolla Light just featured my work in their latest edition. (Stoked my Grandpa can read all about it!) My images are currently … More »

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Offshore Winds

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After a great week in Mammoth Lakes, I returned to La Jolla to find beautiful weather and offshore winds. Felt good to get back in the water for the first time since the stingray accident. Spent the morning surfing, and … More »

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Mammoth, A Stingray Rehabilitation Program

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Last week the rain came. It was the first dousing California has had all season. The day before the rain, I was surfing Windansea. After catching a fun wave, I stood up on the reef and stepped on a stingray. … More »

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New Nikon 1 AW1 – Waterproof

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The new Nikon 1 AW1 delivers high quality images anywhere with its tough, waterproof, shockproof, freezeproof construction. What can’t the Nikon 1 AW1 do?! Check out the video for specs on Nikon’s latest consumer camera evolution. Interchangeable waterproof lenses, 15 … More »

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Scipio 3mm Front Zip Fullsuit

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Matuse makes some of the best wetsuits in the world. Their suits Geoprene construction is warmer and lighter than neoprene, and because they are made from limestone rather than petroleum, they are also better for the environment. The Scipio 3mm … More »

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Patagonia Hawke’s Bay Jacket

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Patagonia makes some of the highest quality clothing and equipment on the market, and they have a great business model to back it up. The new Hawke’s Bay jacket looks awesome. It’s not built for skiing, climbing, or hiking, like … More »

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Andy Irons Day

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Today is officially Andy Irons day in the state of Hawaii. I had the opportunity to hang and surf with Andy on a few trips and although I didn’t personally know Andy well, I feel like he was a friend. … More »

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John Maher Photography

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Fine Art Photography for Collections and Interior Design – Recently released my new photography website,, and am thrilled to be working with Mimi Kotter, who is representing my work as well as helping to direct the fine art … More »

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Sol Raiz Organics Maca Powder

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I found out about Maca while on a solo trek through the Andes Mountains, six years ago.  A Shaman friend of mine was swearing by the health benefits of this plant (Maca) that I had never heard of.  He told … More »

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