My friend Gideon agreed to paddle out in a top hat and tails with a walking cane clenched in his teeth for part of this photo shoot. No mean feat, considering he had to surf a traditional heavy single fin without a leash.
This is Gideon getting all Gatsby, and doing a damn good job of it.
Images from this series were recently featured in the latest edition of "Kook" surfing newspaper, a brilliant pink publication put together by Dan Crockett for no good reason other than to share and spread some of the special moments from "the other side" of surfing. You can get a copy here.