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Nick Zegel is a designer currently living in Long Beach, CA via Philadelphia, PA. This blog serves as a playground for original work, photographs, ideas, doodling and inspiration.

Hawaii Dreams Come True

As a kid I spent endless hours poring over surf magazines filled with images of Hawaii’s North Shore. Photographs of the world’s best surfers riding the world’s best waves were burned into my mind. I had the chance to visit nearly a decade ago after finishing college but it was the Summer and the waves were nowhere to be found. My recent trip in December was different. While most everyone with North Shore experience was lamenting over the small swell I found myself in the line-up, adrenaline rushing, catching some of the best waves of my life. While there is no photographic evidence of said waves here is a clip from post-surf skate sessions at the North Shore park and some moments captured on film while safely on land…including my college roommate’s amazing wedding ceremony in Kailua. Aloha Alex & Gena!

Frames from Summertime

Captured on film, developed with chemicals, stored on hard drives, archived on the blog…these are frames from Summertime 2016. A trip to San Diego, on tour with BOYTOY, an Arizona weekend filled with skateboarding and football, and a couple snaps from Long Beach.


BOYTOY – Wild One

A few months back I joined my friends BOYTOY on tour for stops in Joshua Tree and Las Vegas. Along the way we conceived and shot the following music video for their song Wild One. Special thanks to BOYTOY (Saara & Glenn) for being into making the most of the days and Dylan, Allie, & Zach for the cameos!