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An afternoon getaway à la française

Photography from an afternoon of surfing in the heart of the Basque Country. Laftenia, Guethary.

Photography by Felipe Silva "Aquachara"

In the heart of Guethary, on Laftenia beach, I was reminded once again that surfing is much more than a sport, it's a journey that transcends time and space. 

As I came across the classic elements of an old car, a surfer's singlefin longboard parked up and headed out to sea in a visual symphony that resonates with the essence of surfing in its purest form. Through the camera, I tried to capture not just the moment, but a narrative that speaks of the enduring fascination of the ocean and the eternal dance between man and wave.


​I've always heard a lot about the coast that Spain and France share. The "Basque Country" and its surroundings have always brought me a glamorous image of surfing. San Sebastian, Biarritz, Guethary, Saint Jean de Luz ... There are so many places full of stories that I've heard since I was a child. I felt extremely satisfied to be able to see it with my own eyes and with my family, already planning to return and try out new perspectives


Photography and text by Felipe Silva, photographer and great lover of surfing and outdoor life.

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