Author Archives: John Maher

SurfAid Cup

SurfAid, Cup, Malibu, California, Indonesia, Mentawai, John Maher, Surf, Surfer, SUrfing, Contest, Competition

Just scored perfect Malibu for the SurfAid Cup! It was an awesome team event, which raised over $127,000 for charity. Was honored to participate and had a great time scoring epic waves with the crew! Photos Courtesy: Steve

Posted in Travel Blog | Leave a comment

Michael Maher

Dad_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_004

My dad is the man, self-made gnarly dude who is a very talented photographer – www.michaelmaherphotography.com He just got honorable mention in the annual International Photography Awards today. Took these test shots of him with a couple of Canon Speedlite’s … More »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Chrome Digital Solo Show

Chrome, Digital, Photo, Image, Photography, Show, Design, Best, Printer, Framer, Framing, Canvas, Acrylic, Giclee, John Maher

Had an awesome time during my solo show at Chrome Digital in Little Italy, San Diego. Huge thanks to everyone who made it out, made it happen, and made some new additions to your art collections! If you ever print … More »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ronald McDonald House Charities

00_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_Steven_Tyler001-4

Last week I was lucky enough to get hired to document an amazing night hosted by Ronald McDonald House Charities. The evening started with a brilliant auction accompanied by donations which help support children fighting life threatening diseases, and was … More »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cooling Off

John Maher, Underwater, Photo, Photography, Image, Surf, Surfer, Surfing, La Jolla, Lifeguard, Hungry Walrus, Gallery, Girl, Bikini, Girlfriend, Windansea

Fun underwater shoot I did the other day.

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Art Nest Gallery, La Jolla

ArtNest_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_001-2

Happy to announce that my work is now on display at Art Nest Gallery in Bird Rock, La Jolla. If you’re in the neighborhood be sure to stop by and check out the work. Photo: One of my best childhood … More »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Laurie Towner Near Death Teahupoo

teahupoo, tahiti, wave, dangerous, biggest, death, surf, surfer, surfing, swell, laurie, towner, interview, video

Laurie is one of the hardest charging and stylish surfers on the planet. He recently came close to death at Teahupoo, Tahiti. Here’s the interview and video footage.

Posted in Features, Video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Diamond In The Desert

Screen shot 2014-08-14 at 9.51.52 PM

LNF: Diamond of the Desert from LastNameFirst.tv on Vimeo. This surf video is epic. Africa. The motherland.

Posted in Features, Video | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Light Test

1_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_11001-4

My sister and brother-in-law were kind enough to model for an underwater light test last night. The test is the first stage in a two month long project I’ll be working on.

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New Canon EOS M Camera

Canon EOS M, Review, Camera, Buy, Sale, Reccommendation, Best, Small, Camera, Canon, Hungry Walrus

The new Canon EOS M has the highest picture quality to body-size of any other camera on the market. It’s a great camera for everyone – novice and professional users alike. Check a thorough review on this awesome camera from … More »

Posted in Art, Gadgets, Photography, Surf Gear | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Suja Organic Juice

Suja, Review, Best, Juice, Sale, Buy, Deal, Discount, Surf, Surfing, Yoga, Cleanse, Hungry Walrus, Eric Ethans

If you don’t have time to cold-press fresh juice on a regular basis, but love the taste and health benefits that come from a fresh glass of natural superfood, check out Suja. Coincidentally one of Juja’s co-founders, Eric Ethans, and … More »

Posted in Camping, Health, Surf Gear, Woman | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Hess Surfboards Green Design

danny hess surfboards hungry walrus

Danny Hess builds beautiful surfboards with low-impact materials such as reclaimed hardwood, recycled EPS foam, and cork. Hess has also figured out how to use half the amount of fiberglass that is normally used, with result’s that are far stronger … More »

Posted in Surf Gear, Surfboards | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Last Nights Sunset

John_Maher_Copyright_2014_Windansea_Image001

Even though the surf has been really small I’ve been getting in the water everyday… Never know what kind of images you might come out with.

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Conner Coffin & Dane Reynolds

Conner Coffin and Dane Reynolds shredding Rincon.

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

Posted in Features, Video | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bug-A-Salt

Bug-A-Salt, bug a salt, bug, a, salt, gun, weapon, fly, killer, mosquito, best, protection, travel, camping, surf, surfing, hunting, dengue, malaria

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 »

Posted in Camping, Gadgets, Health, Surf Gear | Tagged , | Leave a comment

San Diego 6 News

John Maher, San Diego, Surfer, Surfing, Video, Photo, News, 6, La Jolla, Lifeguard, Lifeguarding, Windansea, Beach, Blacks, Shores, Best, Image, Photography

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 »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Drift Premiere – Bessell Gallery

Drift_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_002

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 »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Great Ocean Food Chain

02_John_Maher_Copyright_2014_001

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 »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Bliss 101 Premier

John Maher, Photo, Image, Media, Photograph, Photography, Interview, Video, Surf, Lifeguard, Picture, San Diego, La Jolla, Surfer, Pro, Tavarua, Fiji

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 »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Recent Media

John Maher, Photo, Image, Media, Photograph, Photography, Interview, Video, Surf, Lifeguard, Picture, San Diego, La Jolla, Surfer, Pro, Tavarua, Fiji

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 »

Posted in Travel Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment