Film: A Look at the Underwater Surf Photography of Ben Thouard in “Surface”

November 3, 2022 Profiles, Surf, Videos

In a video from ROAM, underwater surf photographer Ben Thouard is profiled. Thouard offers unique looks at waves and surfing from his underwater perspective.


SURFACE, a ROAM Original, is the story of how award-winning photographer Ben Thouard invented a new perspective of our world—shot underwater from inside a wave looking back at the landscape as never seen before. His love of the ocean, surfing, and windsurfing brought him to the small village of Teahupoo, Tahiti, where he can see the legendary surf break from his backyard. From the crystal clear waters of French Polynesia, his creative vision and desire to do something original took hold. After 15 years of trial and error, failure and success, he persevered to discover his own signature photographic style, as seen in his stunning new book, SURFACE. He hopes this new vision of our oceans, in their most pristine form, will inspire others to protect them. “Through this work, I hope people can realize that we need to take care of our garbage and recycle all of the plastic,” says Ben.

Learn more about his story and see his gear kit and photography:

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