A Euphoric Moment from ‘Pacific Vibrations’ (Because it’s Autumn)

It’s officially Autumn. And while the sun still shines, it’s fairly inevitable that the weather is about to turn. On that note, here’s a lovely little clip from John Severson’s 1970 surf film Pacific Vibrations. Severson revolutionised pop culture’s vision of surfing and surf culture through his innovative performance in big surf, and his prolific artistic output that transverses decades and disciplines. He began his creative career as a painter (studying at Long Beach State College), before turning his eye to filmmaking while stationed on Oahu, Hawaii, as part of his military service. He also happened to found Surfer Magazine, the mainstay of surf media since its first print run in 1960. Enjoy this slice of sunny euphoria.