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Welcome to SPU

In the wake of John Mozo’s death at Backdoor a flood of e-mails permeated the surf photography community. Soon a blog was formed that then became the United Surf Photographers International (USPI) forum in 2006. The forum grew to have over 200 members while another similar forum, Surf Photographers Forum (SPF) in Australia grew simultaneously. Rather than business SPF’s focus was on the general discussion of surf photography as an art.
The creators of these two forums merged their efforts to bring you Surf Photographers United. Our goal is to foster communication, camaraderie, and community among our ranks.

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General Surf Photography


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Beginner Business

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SPU Surveys

Results and discussions of surveys run by SPU

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Thoughts on industry as a whole. Where is it going?

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Magazines

Issues related to dealing with Magazines

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Other Outlets

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Surfing

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Travel

General travel discussion

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The Environment

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Anything else

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    Hanging pictures in a new cafe this weekend yeww... more people have to look at my images mohaha

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    Creatures of Leisure have helped develop a new surfing ear plug that helps keep water out but let sound in. Check http://surfears.com/. Could be a great help for water based photographers. Creatures distributing globally. www.creatures.com.au. Thanks Shane

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