Shayun (沙云) and Jiang (江振宇) were born 24 years ago in the Year of the Tiger. Part of the growing surf culture in South China, instructing at Shaka Surf, they spend as much time catching the breaks of Hainan as they can.
“Waking up at 6 AM, board under your arm, sand under your feet as you walk into the ocean to catch the first great wave of the day … I never thought there could be so many ways to live life,” says Shayun.
THE SAME LOVE
After coming to Hainan, Shayun had a clearer understanding of how he wanted to live – in the company of nature. Surfers have come from across China to chase Hainan’s waves, and they all have the same love for the purity of the ocean.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS LESS IMPORTANT
“When you are surfing, everything else is much less important; you are alone in the sea, with nothing but your board, coping with all the uncertainties by yourself.”