A mural is a work of art — most commonly — painted directly onto a wall. Otherwise known as ‘street art’, murals come in all sizes, from indoor murals in shops and breweries to the sides of food trucks, exterior walls of warehouse buildings, all the way up to enormous canvases like bridges.

We’ve curated some of our favourites from around the world:

Surf art mural by Dominique Antony in Hossegor, France
Mural by Dominique Antony in Hossegor, France
Surf art mural by Drew Brophy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Mural by Drew Brophy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Surf art mural by Erik Abel in Breakside Brewery, Portland, Oregon
Mural by Erik Abel in Breakside Brewery, Portland, Oregon
Surf art mural by Tom Veiga on the Passarela da Barra in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Mural by Tom Veiga on the Passarela da Barra in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil
Surf art mural by Jack Soren in the Hyatt Centric, Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Mural by Jack Soren in the Hyatt Centric, Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Hawaiian surf art muralist, Jack Soren
Hawaiian surf art muralist, Jack Soren
Surf art mural by Jock Soren on The Shoreline food truck in Hawaii
Mural by Jock Soren on The Shoreline food truck in Hawaii
Pow! Wow! mural by Kris Goto at the South Shore Market, Oahu, Hawaii

POW! WOW! Hawai’i

If you like murals, you’ll love POW! WOW!, who organise art events and murals around the world. Their Hawaii events have featured two artists featured on this site; Jack Soren and Kris Goto, and below is the striking and colourful work of Hawaiian artist, Aaron Kai:

Surf art mural by Aaron Kai in Los Angeles, California
Aaron Kai‘s take on The Great Wave off Kanagawa in Los Angeles
Artist, Aaron Kai talking about his mural art
Aaron Kai painting a mural in the Dominican Republic

Urban surf culture mural

Surf art mural by Damian Fulton in El Segundo, California
Mural by Damian Fulton in El Segundo, California
A surf art mural in progress by Damian Fulton in El Segundo, California
Work in progress shots of Damian Fulton‘s mural
Detail of a surf art mural by Damian Fulton in El Segundo, California
Detail shots of Damian Fulton‘s mural

101 Perfect Waves

Brazilian surf artist, Hilton Alves is on a mission to paint ‘101 Perfect Wave’ murals all around the world! So far he’s painted enormous murals in Hawaii, Israel, Singapore, Brazil, Texas, and Florida. See the project here. Below are a few of our favourites:

Surf art mural by Hilton Alves in Kalihi, Oahu, Hawaii
Mural by Hilton Alves in Kalihi, Oahu, Hawaii
Surf art mural by Hilton Alves in Houston, Texas
Mural by Hilton Alves in Houston, Texas
Surf art mural by Hilton Alves in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Mural by Hilton Alves in Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Working together

Surf art mural in San Clemente, California by Drew Brophy and Heather Ritts
Mural in San Clemente, California by Drew Brophy and Heather Ritts

‘Exploring the limits of art in nature’

While not ‘surf art‘, we can’t not acknowledge the incredible skill involved in — and beauty — of Hawaiian artist, Sean Yoro‘s murals. Sean (aka Hula) paints hard to reach surfaces submerged in water, while stood (or sat) on a stand-up paddleboard! Seeing is believing:

Ko’ana mural by Sean Yoro (aka Hula) in Saint John, Canada
Mural by Sean Yoro
Mural by Sean Yoro
Artist, Sean Yoro painting a mural while balancing on a stand-up paddleboard!

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