Saturday, June 26, 2010

Kuni Takanami Etsy Photo Shop Now Open!

We are very proud to announce that Kuni is selling his shots through Etsy's online store, at

Feel free to make any requests for photos not included on the gallery if you have seen them on the Surfers Eyes galleries.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Angie and Kuni Takanami

Friday, June 25, 2010

Family Style

It takes a long time to get to the point where you want to go, but once you're on that road it's worth the hard work.
Pleasure and pain as one, the balance between everything and anything.

Three of us have come together now, it's been struggle and smiles. And it's all worth it at the end.

Thanks Kuni, you have given me the opportunity to learn myself, know myself, and be myself. Ryder, thanks for the motivation and inspiration to take that next step.

Love to my family, they are my everything.





Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Work Stay in Chiba Japan!

Work for rent in Japan's favourite surfside town Ichinomiya/Taito.

The Takanami's are looking for a strong, fit guy or couple to help build our shooting studio in Chiba on the east coast of Japan. We can offer you a place to stay for free in exchange for working on the studio 5 days a week (Sat&Sun off or choose your own days off).

Great for the traveling surfer, 10min bike ride from Taito beach or Ichinomiya's famed Shida point (home to the WCT and WQS contests).

Stay as long as you like, could be a week or a month, we are flexible and negotiable!

Anyone interested please email Angie:

Angie and Kuni

I wanna go back....

Last year Kuni and I were so lucky to travel to India as part of a Patagonia/BLUE Magazine and Surfers Eyes collaboration project. We were away for 1 month, just the two of us, and experienced everything from the epic sunrises along the ghats of Varanasi to insane morning surf sessions in crystal clear waters along the west coast.
Pregnant at the time, it was our last major trip by ourselves before little Ryder was due to come into the world and join us on future adventures.
Now at 10months old, crawling and ready for anything, Kuni and I are eager to get back to India for Part 2 of our mission. This time around, Ryder will be with us so who knows what will be in store!
Coming soon to Surfers Eyes, the Takanami's in India Pt2, 2011??

What a wonderful world.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day Honey!

Lovely day in the park for Father's Day, Ry sharing plums with dad!

Happy Father's Day papa kuni!

We love you!!!



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kellie&shaun in japan pt1

Sis is finally here!!! Bento, waffles, beer, onsen, cocktails and
food!! Saikou!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wakita family play time

Ry spent last night playing at the Wakita's house with Sara chan and Taichi kun, check out the Michael Jackoson hat! Thanks kids! Take him surfing soon!
Arigatou to Sayuri for taking care of Ry, he had a ball!

Good waves today in Ichinomiya, late evening sesh at Shida-Tora after a full day shooting for 73R and Lover, otsukare Kuni, Masashi and thank you to Eiji kun and Mako chan! I had a great time modelling and loved the clothes, photos to come soon-Kuni kun yoroshiku!

Sister kellie and her boy Shauno are coming to Japan tmw, yey for some English speaking time, but boo for the day (s) of non-stop rain ahead. Welcome rainy season, but seriously, isn't it always raining in Japan??

Sunday, June 13, 2010

No no no...

Kids play in the shallows whilst pilot whales are slaughtered. Faroe Islands, Europe.

What would the world do without the media...continue to slaughter pilot whales whilst posing tourists look on. Busted. An regardless of what you might think, this isn't in Japan.
Faroe Islands, Europe. An otherwise beautiful place. And before anyone tries to mention anything about culture or thousands of years of traddition, I beg you to do a little research on the state of the world's Oceans and what the implications are for the rest of us when the oceans collapse, not if, but when.

Learn first, talk shit later.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ry hits Taito!

We were SO glad to hear our friend has moved down the road, and Ry and I spent the afternoon with her down at our local, Taito, to enjoy the sunshine. Loving the water right from birth, Ry got on a board for the 3rd time, and I jumped on behind him to enjoy some clean, glassy action. We borrowed the VECTOR from Sage Joske who is visiting from Australia, and needless to say fun was had by all.
I think I even had more fun tandeming with my son than I have had in years surfing. Kids are insane!