Alex Grey whipped into this emerald cave in Ireland. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Although Alex Gray whipped into this emerald cave in Ireland, we can't help but adore. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Anthony Walsh lost his nose to frostbite. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Anthony Walsh lost his nose to frostbite. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Loud surfing, mute grab. Chippa Wilson. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Loud surfing, mute grab. Chippa Wilson. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Dillon Perillo’s tunnel vision. Photo: Corey Wilson

Dillon Perillo’s tunnel vision. Photo: Corey Wilson

Gabriel Medina, shorebreak punch in Mexico. Photo: Corey Wilson

Gabriel Medina, shorebreak punch in Mexico. Photo: Corey Wilson

Ireland is not for the faint of heart. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Ireland is not for the faint of heart. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jordy Smith. And yes, he stuck it. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Jordy Smith. And yes, he stuck it. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Josh Kerr. And no, he didn’t stick it. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Josh Kerr. And no, he didn’t stick it. Photo: Brent Bielmann

A slob in the sky by Kevin Schulz. Photo: Taras

A slob in the sky by Kevin Schulz. Photo: Taras

Koa Rothman with a long ways to go. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Koa Rothman with a long ways to go. Photo: Brent Bielmann

Laura Enever, deeper on a keeper in Indo. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Laura Enever, deeper on a keeper in Indo. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Billabong’s Sasha Stocker, time well spent out of the office. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Billabong’s Sasha Stocker, time well spent out of the office. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

And this is what happens in Tahiti. Photo: Brian Bielmann

And this is what happens in Tahiti. Photo: Brian Bielmann

Decisions, decisions with Taj Burrow. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Decisions, decisions with Taj Burrow. Photo: Duncan Macfarlane

Taylor Clark from afar. Photo: Corey Wilson

Taylor Clark from afar. Photo: Corey Wilson

Warren Smith, right on the mark. Photo: Taras

Warren Smith, right on the mark. Photo: Taras

Matt Wilkinson's promising future. Photo: Corey Wilson

Matt Wilkinson's promising future. Photo: Corey Wilson

Monday Photos: Misfits


 

We, at SURFING Magazine, are spoiled. Each and every day, our inboxes flood with pings of A+ images. We are bombarded and as a result, we are left with a surplus. So we pin this surplus to top dog Taylor Paul’s office wall and sit, like spoiled brats, and we sip aged Scotch whiskey and we judge. Sip by sip, photos are torn from the wall and laid facedown on Taylor’s carpeted floor with very little remorse. Some of these neglected photos are simply not good enough to keep pace with the rest. But others? They get clipped because they didn’t support the words, or because we decided to use a different image of a certain surfer, or because they just couldn’t find a home. They are not rejects; they are misfits. And on this Monday, October 7th, we give the misfit’s their day. Long live print, and long live the photos which she pitilessly abandons. —Brendan Buckley