From big city apartments to huts on the beach, marvel at the beautiful homes of the surf community's finest; where they head to after catching the best waves of the day.

From big city apartments to huts on the beach, these beautiful homes provide a haven for surfers after a long day of catching waves.

While most of us are stuck staring at computer screens for hours on end, the desire to give everything up and lead a carefree life in touch with nature can often feel overbearing.

Mason St. Peter. Photography by Matt Titone.

Mason St. Peter.
Photography by Matt Titone.

And while some of us might choose a secluded cabin in the woods, most would prefer to do exactly like Matt Titone and turn our eyes to the water.

Ty Williams. Photography by Nick LaVeccia.

Ty Williams.
Photography by Nick LaVeccia.

Brian Bent. Photography by Paul Collins.

Brian Bent.
Photography by Paul Collins.

But Surf Shacks - a new book from Gestalten - is not about running away; it’s about shining a light on the carefully constructed intimate spaces of different people who shape their lives around a passion for surfing.

Damion Fuller + Fern Levack. Photography by Drew Innis.

Damion Fuller + Fern Levack.
Photography by Zak Bush.

Dylan Gordon. Photography by Read McKendree.

Dylan Gordon.
Photography by Read McKendree.

The spaces photographed belong to people from all walks of life. They are wanderlust inspiring not for their specific architectural majesty, but for their ability to take these surfers’ immaterial experiences of freedom and turn them into a sanctuary.

Ryan Lovelace. Photography by Will Adler.

Ryan Lovelace.
Photography by Will Adler.

Grant Ellis + Julie Rais. Photography by Ron Thompson.

Grant Ellis + Julie Rais.
Photography by Ron Thompson.

From New York City apartments to tropical bungalows, rural cottages in the hills, cabin hideaways and surf vans on the beech, these are the places surfers from all corners of the globe call home.

Cyrus Sutton. Photography by Matt Titone.

Cyrus Sutton.
Photography by Matt Titone.

Dylan Graves. Photography by Drew Innis.

Dylan Graves.
Photography by Drew Innis.

Surf Shacks is published by Gestalten. Grab a copy now.
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