Surf art in surfing event posters

While not all artists are comfortable with the term ‘surf art’, it certainly makes it easier to search for artists whose work focusses on surfing and surf culture. Like it or not, over the years surf art has become very popular, and surf industry brands have used this popularity to create beautiful and unique event artwork and posters for the surfing competitions they sponsor.

Showcased below are just some of the posters we’ve found and love. See also our feature on ‘The Art of the Triple Crown of Surfing‘. Please do share more of your favourites with us on Instagram or Twitter.

2014 Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational poster
2014 Eddie Aikau — Artist: Michael Cassidy
2017 WSL Championship Tour poster
2017 World Surf League — Designer: Jason Penning
2018 Vans World Cup of Surfing poster
2018 Vans World Cup of Surfing — Artist: Scott Denholm
2011 Reef Hawaiian Pro poster
2011 Reef Hawaiian Pro — Artist: Erik Abel
2007 Roxy Jam Biarritz poster
2007 Roxy Jam Biarritz — Artist: Ron Croci
Gidget Pro posters
2010 & 2009 Gidget Pro — Artists: Rick Rietveld and Wade Koniakowsky
2004 Roxy Wahine Classic poster
2004 Roxy Wahine Classic — Artist: Ron Croci
Surf art in surfing event posters
Artist: Wade Koniakowsky
2008 Billabong Pro Tahiti poster
2008 Billabong Pro Tahiti (Teahupo’o) — Artist: Phil Roberts
Surfing posters featuring surf art by Jay Alders and Alex Weinstein
Artists: Jay Alders and Alex Weinstein
2004 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach
2004 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach — Artist unknown
Hic Pro Sunset, Hawaii posters
2011 & 2013 Hic Pro Sunset — Artist(s) unknown
2010 Billabong Pipe Masters poster
2010 Billabong Pipe Masters — Artist: Bill Ogden
Pipeline Masters posters
Pipeline Masters — Artist: Phil Roberts
2008 Billabong Pro posters
2008 Billabong Pro — Artist: Phil Roberts
2004 Roxy Haleiwa, Hawaii poster
2004 Roxy Haleiwa, Hawaii — Artist: Wade Koniakowsky

We’re always on the lookout for interesting surf culture projects like this. If you see anything, let us know on Instagram or Twitter.

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Aug 7, 2019

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