Below are some of our favorite submissions from this month’s Bodysurfer’s Toolkit contest, brought to you by Nixon and Patagonia. To win, we asked for your boardless shorebreak photos and got a hard drive’s worth of entries from both coasts, Hawaii, Europe, Indonesia — even Taiwan.
Here are just a few of those, culminating with the winning photo from 17-year-old Nick Palatella:
NICK’S PRIZE: “The Bodysurfer’s Toolkit”
1 Nixon Housing Watch, a digital tide watch pre-programmed with 200 beach locations worldwide
1 Come Hell or Highwater movie poster, signed by both Keith Malloy and Mark Cunningham
1 Pair Da Fin Fins, signed and customized by Mark Cunningham
1 Enjoy Handplane, customized and refurbished completely from recycled materials
1 Seapod Handplane Bag made with vintage and repurposed fabric
Thanks to Nick and everyone who sent photos, and thanks to Nixon and Patagonia for supporting the slide. For more board-free inspiration check out Keith Malloy’s Come Hell or Highwater, the new bodysurf film just named 2011’s best feature at the New York Surf Film Festival. It’s on a nationwide premiere tour from now until December.