SUMMER SLIDIN'

~ THOUGHTS ~

Much love to Nautica for making these photos and this blog post possible. I partnered with them and they swagged me out with the clothing and accessories for this.

Ahhhhhh… SUMMER.

Summer and California seem synonymous with each other. Every time I think of California I think of summer time- beautiful weather, the sun and the sea. I grew up in a surfing family on the east coast of the United States and everyone surrounding me always seemed to envy the “California” lifestyle. As life would have it, eventually I made the move out to California in the summer of 2014 to pursue my dreams and I haven’t looked back since.

On this lovely July morning I rose with the sun and met up with my good friend Vivian Kim to shoot some fun surf photos. I have lived here for 3 years and don’t think I have any proper photos that portray the “California” lifestyle- so that is what we set out to create. Nothing like a fun morning surf followed by a little beach siesta to start your day.

The waves were smaller than I had hoped, so I opted to paddle out with my 9’8” longboard over my usually preferred short-boards. As California would have it, even though the waves were minimal, we had so much fun shooting these photos and surfing.

I can’t wait to have more days like this. Here’s to a life full of chasing the endless summer…

xX,

BARTO

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~ THINGS ~

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