Club Med: A Gallery, by Alex Postigo

Mediterranean delicacies, Atlantic staples, spices from the East Indies and beyond

Valencia, situated midway along the Mediterranean coast of Spain, is the birthplace of Paella.

It also happens to be the birthplace of a fine young surf photographer by the name of Alex Postigo.

Granted, in the grand scheme of things, at this stage in their respective careers, paella is probably of more importance to the ailing Spanish economy, and of greater cultural significance, and it is fucken tasty too . . . but it’s not a competition.

To the south of the city lies the British holiday-goer stronghold of Benidorm, to the north the cultural mecca of Barcelona, and dotted hither and thither in between the occasional wave that will make your hair curl, in a good way. Occasional being the operative word. The Mediterranean is nothing if not inconsistent and temperamental, which for Alex has meant numerous trips across the peninsula — to Spain’s Atlantic coast, over the border up into France — and plenty more further afield. His work has appeared in National Geographic in addition to a long list of surf mags, and he’s also an ambassador for the charity Kind Surf.

At just 25 years of age, he is already something of a master in the art of pointing a camera at pretty, pleasing waveforms and hitting the shutter. The results of this process can be seen below.

All captions by Alex Postigo. Follow him on Insty here, @thefrogeye.

"The mediterranean offers great colours, I have always been interested in this kind of surf photography, it offers a unique perspective to portray how the ocean behaves."
"A new day begins in the Mediterranean, and with minimal tide changes, if the waves are good, they stay good."
"Galicia's Coast of Death, with infinite number of beaches and coves, is famous for its shipwrecks. Here's a sunset session somewhere along the notorious coast, this time showing its friendlier face."
"We chased this late season swell all the way to a remote slab setup in the Basque Country. Here it is unloading..."
"This shot was taken the day before the 'Muzza Swell' hit Indo. An unknown rider takes advantage of the rising swell."
"Betet Merta sure knows his way around the island of Bali"
"In mother nature's womb. This is a photo I took while I was staying at ThunderBomb Surf Camp in Nicaragua, on a beautiful glassy morning."
"Rowan Douglas is a beacon of positive vibes in the lineup. This was during an early morning session when he managed to weave through some pretty hefty tubes."
"The reason why every self-respecting surfer should visit the Indonesian islands. Straight up perfection."
"Time stops when you experience sunsets like this during a surf sesion somewhere around the globe. I just feel lucky to be able to immortalise moments like this"
"The underwater world is one to admire. I love the shapes and colours that mother nature can provide, and the clear water of the Mediterranean Sea gives me the opportunity to get inspired no matter how small the waves are."


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