Artist produces 550-page ‘Surf Story II’ book celebrating the creative culture — a sequel to his 440-pager – Orange County Register
Look around the surf culture, and you’ll see art all around.
It’s more than people taking photos of surfers riding perfect waves or paintings depicting a picturesque ocean. There are the surfboard shapers, the filmmakers, musicians and even founders of surfwear brands.
Despite Robb Havassy’s first “Surf Story” book, released in 2010, being 440 pages, it couldn’t fully tell the story of all the surf artists who make up the unique culture, he said.
So the Newport Beach native spent the past six years creating the second installment, “Surf Story II,” a 550-page book to be unveiled at a release party and art show Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Hurley headquarters in Costa Mesa.
“I felt it was so important to follow up the first book, which I felt was a good start,” he said. “There was so much I wanted to share and portray.”
Surf artist Robb Havassy holds a copy of the newly released Surf Story II book.
Newport native and artist Robb Havassy with iconic surf photographer Art Brewer, who is featured in the newly released Surf Story II.
Mickey Munoz, a surf icon and shaper from Capo Beach, is included in the pages of the new Surf Story II book, created by surf artist Robb Havassy.
Artist Robb Havassy, o designed the surf board on the left. On the right are two of the more than 360 boards that Abercrombie & Fitch/Hollister Co. replicated without his permission and used in their stores nationwide. He settled a lawsuit with them. Paul Bersebach, The Orange County Register
Artist Robb Havassy sits with one the surf boards that he designed. Behind him are two of the more than 360 boards that Abercrombie & Fitch/Hollister Co. replicated without his permission and used in their stores nationwide. He settled a lawsuit with them. Paul Bersebach, The Orange County Register
Robb Havassy stands in the center of 73 of 365 exact unauthorized replicas of an original surfboard Havassy created as artwork. Havassy sued clothing brand Hollister for replicating the boards…