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Check out our Big Wave Sessions channel

August 31, 2015

Want to check out films from the best big wave sessions on the planet? Maybe check in to the best heats from the 2015 WSL Championship Tour, or just get inspired from some of the most epic sessions on the planet – like that recent Kandui magic? Jump onto the Box of Light, put your feet up and press play.

Shark frenzy grips Aussie

August 24, 2015

The shark attack on a 38-year-old bodyboarder on the New South Wales north coast on Saturday has added fuel to Australia's East Coast shark frenzy. There are a lot of wild theories flying around about why it is happening along with calls for shark culling to resume, new technology to be developed and implemented to protect beach users and a lot of nervous beach communities with waning beach tourism economies. Tracks Magazine team members Alex Workman and Mat Macready released this interesting short doco on the problem and explored some possible solutions.

Certainly some interesting times over there and a tough space to be in. Sea lions, seals and leopard seals suddenly don't seem too bad.

Niccolo Porcella Chopes Wipeout

August 17, 2015

Teahupoo, Tahiti, is a pretty crazy place at the best of times, but when Italian surfer Niccolo Porcella let go of the rope on July 22, 2015, we're pretty sure he didn't plan on getting one of the best entries of the year to the TAG Heuer Wipeout of the Year category of the 2016 WSL Big Wave Awards. 

This is lobster diving at its best and the scariest thing we've seen in a long time.

Video: Tim Pruvost.

Box of Light heads to Samoa

August 16, 2014

Talofa! Box of Light is in Samoa this week. We will be focusing our lenses on the surf and surfers of Upolu’s southern coastline – an area renowned for its quality reef breaks. We're travelling with a bunch of surfers from Raglan – some serious rippers – and the swell is looking pretty serious with Tahiti's Teahupo'o Pro set to start on Monday.
While in Samoa we will explore Samoa’s coastline with some diving, snorkelling and fishing excursions around the islands. This is our first time in Samoa – it's going to be a marked change in climate from the winter in Dunedin where it was snowing a few days ago.
I'll be shooting with my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L and EF 300mm f/2.8L lenses from the boats and I have three ports for my Aquatech water housing so I can shoot with the Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L, EF 50mm f/1.4 and the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L depending on the conditions.
A huge thanks to Island Holidays, Salani Surf Resort and Tourism Samoa for supporting this trip.
Now, where's that hammock?

Derek

Box of Light Gallery Now Open

July 1, 2014

Very excited to announce the opening of the Box of Light Gallery in conjunction with our friends at The Photo Gallery. Finally you can get up close and personal with our Box of Light prints featuring beautiful waves, seascapes, landscapes and people playing along our coastlines and mountains.

We've always taken great pride in the quality of the prints and images we produce, but that's hard to appreciate in a 600pixel wide image on your Tuesday report each week (especially with the boss breathing down your neck). So if you've been curious about one of our prints for your wall or to gift to a good friend, then drop in to 84 Filleul Street and see the friendly team there. Tim, Tessa and Amanda are all experts in printing and framing and can show you around the gallery.

If you have a picture in mind that you can't find on the walls or in the mounted prints on display then just ask – we can produce any of the images from Box of Light as required. Mounted prints start from just $49 and we can ship anywhere in the world.

You can find the gallery at 84 Filleul Street, Dunedin. See you there!

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