Our VW Bus Surf Safari / A Photo Journal

vw bus road trip

Last fall we rented a vintage VW bus and road-tripped, camped, and surfed our way up the California coast. We started in Huntington Beach and drove up to Big Sur and back. Despite Eric getting Montezuma’s revenge (we were previously in Mexico) and some chilly nights, we had a hell of a time.

You can check out our adventure in our blogs Pacific Coast Highway Surf Trip Part 1: Huntington Beach to Morro Bay and Part 2: Big Sur. We explored the California coast, surfed as often as we could, and were treated to heaps of incredible views like this one…

vw bus road trip

On our way back down the coast, our friend and seriously talented photographer Margot Landen met up with us in Carpinteria to capture the moment and our supremely handsome VW bus. We tried our hand at posing like stoic models… but mostly ended up just laughing a lot πŸ™‚ . Margot took so many awesome photos it’s hard to choose which ones to share, but we singled out a few favorites.

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I feel like these photos are something we’ll look back on when we’re older. The way we were… doing what we love and following our passion. The beginning of living our dream of traveling around the world.

These photos will always serve as a reminder to us of the power of intention and making shit happen. And how a good photographer can make everything, even dirty-post-camping-trip surfers, look pretty darn good haha.

Thank you, Margot, for meeting up with us and capturing this special moment in time!

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camping lantern on wood stump
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vw bus road trip reflection of man in car side mirror
vw bus road trip blue surfboard leaning against yellow vw bus
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campground facilities and cluster of palm trees
vw bus road trip surfer with turkish beach towel
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vw bus road trip couple sitting in slider door opening smiling
vw bus license plate reading EDDYLLGO
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vw bus road trip backpack on picnic table
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vw bus road trip surfer getting surfboard from top of van
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vw bus road trip wetsuit hanging from back of vw bus
vw bus road trip surfer in wetsuit waxing blue surfboard
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guy and girl surfers walking out to surf in wetsuits
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surfers around around surfboard holding leash close up shot
female surfer zipping up backzip wetsuit
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To check out more of Margot’s work, visit her website atΒ Margot Landen Photography, or follow Margot on Instagram.

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2 thoughts on “Our VW Bus Surf Safari / A Photo Journal”

  1. Hey guys,
    Just wondering what the blue quad fin fish is as I am after a fish and love the style of it.
    Thanks, Ash

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    • Hey Ash – Eric absolutely loves this board! This is a custom Pescado by The Guild Surfboards (based in Orange County). Their standard is a classic twin fish, but Eric ordered it as a 5’8” quad-fin. The specs are: 5’8β€³ x 21β€³ x 2.4β€³ (32.8 L). Cheers!

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