Kevin Naughton began surfing in Seal Beach in 1964. According to him, “I’m still on a learning curve, following the curve of the earth in search of more waves.” His articles have appeared in Surfer, The Surfer’s Journal, The Surfer’s Path, Surfline and Travelers’ Tales books. In 2002, Naughton’s adventures were chronicled in a documentary film, The Far Shore. In 2008, he was featured in the Irish surfing documentary Waveriders.
Between world travels Naughton received a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from UC Irvine and a Diploma in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College, Ireland. He currently resides in Laguna Beach, California with his wife and two children. He continues to travel and write magazine articles, original feature film screenplays and novels, while occasionally slipping away to the west of Ireland, where he maintains a traditional thatch cottage.
Craig Peterson grew up surfing the myriad wave shapes of Huntington Beach, California, where he focused his first career in photography at age 13. Shortly after getting his driver’s license and still a senior in high school, Craig became a staff photographer for SURFER Magazine at age 16. Soon the surf-and-photography trips up and down the California coast crossed the international borders into Mexico and beyond, where he and Kevin Naughton began their 10 year global surf odyssey and lifelong friendship.
Craig is married, lives in Dana Point, California, hits the local swells whenever and continues to travel for the dream of riding perfect uncrowded waves (and catching up on all the waves he missed taking pictures!). He breaks out the camera on the occasional surf trip. Craig’s newer explorations are in the use of the internet and digital marketing technologies.