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Shawn Parkin  Photographer / Photo Editor / @surfersjournal ShawnP@surfersjournal.com

Looking glass tube vision made by artist and ding repair guru @perryfaanes.

Surfboards for sale, all very lightly used to nearly new condition. Local pickup only. Please DM or text for prices or other questions. 949 306 5835
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1) Wegener Bluegill - 5'2" with wood-wrapped rails, wood nose and tail blocks. Some pressure dents on the deck, no dings past or present. EPS/Epoxy
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2) Infinity 5F model - 5'10" x 20.25" x 2.75", some pressure dents and a couple other minor blemishes, no dings past or present. Blue resin tint, polyurethane.
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3) Infinity mini gun - 7'6" exact dimensions are not written on the board, but I think it's 2.75" thick. Beefy thickness, sorta narrow. CA gun for Blacks, Todos, OB, etc. used once, near perfect condition. Light grey resin tint, polyurethane.
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4) Infinity log - 9'4" - unsure of any model name or other dimensions, as they're not written on the board. Good noserider. Had a handful of small superficial cracks and dings from board losses into cobblestones. But all have been repaired, including any necessary color matching. No major dings, past or present. Yellow resin tint with carbon fiber mesh panels, polyurethane.

Recently did a little family road trip through AZ & NM. Loved exploring that part of the country, and the kids had a blast too. It was a nice reset. Swipe through for more photos... #saguaronationalpark #kashakatuweTentRocksNationalMonument #taospueblo

A few years ago I started working at my favorite publication, @SurfersJournal as the part-time Assistant Photo Editor, alongside the legendary Jeff Divine (@JeffDivinePhoto). Getting to know Jeff and hearing his stories from 50 years of surf photography and photo editing was truly amazing, and eye-opening in many ways. Little did I know then, that Jeff wasn't far off from retirement, and was looking for someone to pass the torch to. Well the torch has been passed. Last October, Jeff officially left his post as the TSJ Photo Editor. When he announced his retirement plans, I knew that would mean one of two things for me: either I would become the new Photo Editor, or I would be out of a job. Given the current state of print publishing, and photography in general, there are more than a few very qualified and talented people who could have (and may have) been considered for the job. But ultimately they chose me, and I couldn't be happier about it, or more confident that I am in the right place.

I'm very proud to call this current issue of @SurfersJournal the first I worked on as Photo Editor. In this fast-paced world of media, where images and stories can be shared almost instantaneously, high-quality print publications are more important than ever. Sure, brightly colored images look great on computer screens and handheld devices, but nothing beats a well-printed photo in a highly-regarded publication that won't be chucked in the recycle bin after the first pass-through. And the experience of anticipating a new issue, receiving it in the mailbox, and spending quality time reading and reflecting on it's contents, is something that simply cannot be replicated through digital media consumption.

Big thanks to @MikalaJones for this incredible cover image, and for recognizing that sometimes it's best not to blow everything out onto social media for that immediate gratification of likes and comments. I believe this memorable cover will remain so for many years to come.

Thank you to the TSJ crew for believing in me, and thank you to our valued contributors for your outstanding work and dedication to this pursuit of wave riding.

Sunday afternoon stroll with this one 🌾 @jonwegenersurfboards #bluegill

The Parkin family is planning a trip through Arizona and New Mexico. Never really explored that part of the country, and we'd love some recommendations of great places to see. With two toddlers, we aren't looking for strenuous or long hikes, but very interested in seeing some amazing landscapes, doing shorter scenic hikes, and finding some great photo ops. Any recommendations via comment or DM are appreciated!

Mid week play break.

You can't buy style. Some people just have it. @kookapinto, flowing 💃🏽

Back in Black (on black). Reposting this because it was too small to see well the last time. Here's the full frame of @DaFinHi in studio.

Our February sledding looked a bit different than most. #RepurposedFun

Dancing wave.

@jonwegenersurfboards riding his #alaia just down the street from #switchfootfarm where he crafted it.
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