Kevin Naughton: Waveriders Cast bio

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Kevin Naughton, Surfer

Fleeing the beach crowds of 1960’s California, twenty-year-old Irish/American KEVIN NAUGHTON packed his surfboard, backpack, compass and several months supply of surf wax and went exploring the world for surf with his best friend Craig Peterson. It was a time when all they wanted from life was to hit the road and go as far as they could for as long as he could in search of elusive waves.

Kevin went on an intrepid surf trail for months on end and, thanks to a series of articles in Surfer magazine, that trail extended into a decade of travel throughout South America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Out of the material gathered on their adventures, Kevin and Craig released a cult 8mm surf film, The Far Shore. Together they ignited the worldwide spread of the ‘surf safari’.

Kevin Naughton’s journey to discover new and untouched wave destinations brought him back to his ancestral home in Ireland. His early exploration for surf in Ireland seeded the beginning of surfing and firmly established the introduction of this unique sporting philosophy. Kevin documented his travels through written accounts and photography; with both super 8mm film footage and 35mm stills.

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