Blue Mind

This is your brain on water. 

This post was inspired by Wallace J. Nichols' book, Blue Mind, which I'm currently reading. "Blue Mind," he says," is a mildly meditative state characterized by calm peacefulness, unity and a general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment." Or, as I (and so many other surfers) like to call it, "saltwater therapy".

I actually shot this photo as part of a series in 2014 with that same idea in mind; to convey the feeling of peacefulness that I get while sitting out in the open ocean on my board. Sometimes sitting and waiting for the next set can be just as amazing as riding the waves. As they say, only a surfer knows the feeling...

This image was featured on Salt & Water Magazine's Daily Journal and Instagram page: