“In-Doe-Ek.” What does it mean?

Indoek is a surf-centric blog celebrating a unique and independent flavor of wave-riding culture and the characters, stories, art, organizations and brands that swim in it. We also mix it up with a heavy dose of all things creative, inspiring and thought provoking. We are a collective of like-minded creative surfers that post about things that tickle our fancy. We hope that by curating and creating a fine selection of artifacts, we can connect with and engage a community of individuals that share similar passions, sensibilities and pursuits. New and original pieces are constantly in the works and we’re posting random inspiration regularly, so do check daily for the freshest smelling catches and the best laptop tan.



Matt Titone

Matt (or ‘Dewey’ as some call him) is a goofy-footed designer / creative director originally from the first state, Delaware. Schooled in Florida then Savannah, worked in NYC for a couple years, now in Venice Beach where he runs ITAL/C Studio and tries very hard to avoid crowds & traffic. Matt lives to travel the earth (and interwebs) in search of good waves, good times, his spirit animal, a few laughs and creative inspiration. italic-studio.com

Ron Thompson

Hailing from Virginia Beach, Ron did some time in NYC before calling the city of Angels his home back in 2005. A man of eclectic interests, he's played drums in punk bands, designs and sews pillow covers, rides his bike over driving at all costs, and travels the world as much as possible in search of visual & edible inspiration. Most of his time is now spent as designer and creative director running ITAL/C Studio with Matt. italic-studio.com

Janna Irons

Born and raised in Hanalei on Kauai, Janna is, naturally, a lover of beautiful places and all things outdoors. The former Managing Editor of SURFER Magazine and Editor of SALTED, she now splits her time between freelance editorial and copywriting / strategy for commercial projects. Janna is currently traveling around the country with her fiancee in a built-out Sprinter van in search of epic adventures and free Wifi. vanventuresjournal.com

Drew Innis

A New Englander through and through, Drew grew up in Connecticut / New Hampshire and got over educated in Boston. He also lived on a beach in Southern California for some years. Film, photography, music and literature monopolize his time these days. Drew lives in Brooklyn, NY, eats too many cheeseburgers at the Commodore and hopes to carry on simply one day on a big piece of land by the sea without the computer or YouTube. drewinnis.com

Ty Williams

Ty Williams is a mixed media artist focusing primarily in the aquatic lifestyle and the characters and activities surrounding the ocean. His playful & witty style coupled with his simple creative aesthetic has attracted clothing companies, galleries and magazines from around the world to collaborate with Ty. While not making artistic stuff, Ty is seeking waves and good company while globetrotting at pace only he himself can keep up with. tywilliams.tumblr.com

Lincoln Caplice

Lincoln spent his early days kicking rocks around Sydney’s Northern Beaches in Australia. That got tired pretty quickly and after a flurry of different jobs he thought he might try his hand at film. Since, he’s worked alongside filmmakers such as Taylor Steele and Dustin Humphrey on a handful of projects and gone on to forge his own career in film direction. These days, he spends too much time floating about in the water and only occasionally kicks rocks. lcaplice.com

Kenny Hurtado

Kenny Hurtado was born in Los Angeles County, CA and is based in Los Angeles. He studied photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. He’s been photographing personal projects on surf and coastal communities since 2005. His photography has been published and exhibited in North America, South America, Europe Japan and Austrailia. kennyhurtado.com

Pat Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty is a New York based photographer. He studied photojournalism at Boston University before graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in fine art (and a minor in shredding fresh powder). Striving to be a jack of all trades behind the lens, he shoots still life, lifestyle, and travel photography. www.pfdphoto.com

Moose Huerta

A Florida native living in NYC via California, Moose grew up on the shores of Pensacola beach and moved out to west to work in the surf industry alongside the likes of Thomas Campbell and the Malloys. Moose now calls NYC home where has become a fixture in the city’s ever-growing surf community. Whether he's grinding away at his creative studio LAND-SEE, exploring the North East, or planning a winter escape Moose is always “staying true to his roots." land-see.com

Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California. His work is layered by surf, outdoor, lifestyle and travel subjects. Currently, Burkard is a Senior Staff Photographer for Surfer Magazine, contributes regularly to various international publications and is a project photographer for Patagonia as well as several other respected brands. Chris and his family live in Arroyo Grande, near their home town of Grover Beach. chrisburkard.com

Sam Titone

Sam is another fellow east coast transplant living on the west coast. He hails from a little state called Delaware and grew up chasing beach break barrels and empty pools along the east coast. After spending 5 years in Georgia getting his masters degree, surfing and skating what ever he could find, he made the move to LA. Working as an Architectural designer by day, he also keeps a hand on any building projects he can stay involved with in his spare time. samtitone.com

Dave Allee

Dave is a So-Cal kid who is torn between a love for the beach and a fictional life lived far outside of town. Inspired by his engineer father Mark and legendary shaper Terry Martin, Dave founded Newport Beach based Almond Surfboards in order to create stuff he is truly proud of. A curious & meticulous craftsman, he values simplicity and appreciates the subtle details the rest of us take for granted, which is why we love his products so darn much. almondsurfboards.com

Zak Bush

Canadian-born photographer Zak Bush developed his photography after an injury kept him out of the water for several months. In desperate need of a preoccupation, Zak borrowed a camera and began framing the setting around him. Zak was the former photographer director at Saturdays NYC. Currently Zak is the Senior Content Editor for Kelly Slater's new sustainable fashion brand Outerknown. www.zakbush.com

Trevor King

Trevor was born in Canada and raised on a sailboat in the South Pacific & Caribbean. He later moved to Melbourne then Sydney where his love for the laid back lifestyle and epic surf kept him away from home for 15 years. There he studied photography and graphic design to end up shooting for many publications and fashion brands. Trevor now lives in Los Angeles. kingtrevor.com

Russell Brownley

Russell Brownley is an OG Virginia Beach ripper, now Southern California-based Director/DP specializing in documentary and commercial storytelling. He has worked on projects in more than 50 countries and still manages to get a few waves in while collecting air miles and passport stamps. Russell appreciates a diverse board quiver and strives to tell stories in the most dramatically visual way possible with the hopes of inspiring others through his work. russellbrownley.com

Hans Aschim

Born and raised on a steady diet of Great Lakes windswell, cold water surfing runs in Hans' blood. After a stint in the (slightly) warmer and (much) sharkier waters of South Africa he became hooked on proper swells. Now based in Brooklyn, the writer has traded in two-ocean access for Rockaway grovel sessions. Covering the art & design world sees Hans travelling the globe, but he is most at home in the middle of nowhere—or the lineup at 67th street. hansaschim.com

Read McKendree

Read is a photographer, shop owner, and creative consultant. While his experience photographing interiors has taken him around the world, it is New England that inspires him most. The dirt roads, shingled homes, and dappled light lured him away from NYC years ago, and he hasn't looked back. Read now lives on the coast in Rhode Island with his wife Annie and cat Rocket. readmckendree.com/

Michael Adno

A first generation American, Mike grew up on the gulf coast of Florida. He’s an artist and writer based in New York. His work has appeared in The Surfer’s Journal, Oxford American, and At Large magazines among others. His projects have garnered a number of awards, fellowships, and residencies. Apart from hunting down good stretches of sand and obsessively stalking permit, Mike can be found wandering around the city. michael-adno.com

Brent Miller

The son of a Marine, Brent is a Floridian who spent most of his early life traveling. This prepared him for a life now spent on the road with the World Surf League as a cinematographer, editor, and all around production swiss army knife, living the dream. A devout surfer, Brent spends his free time (while not covering pro surfing) at home either in the water or in the shaping bay experimenting with board designs for friends under the name "Dane Shazzle." instagram.com/daneshazzle

Kevin Butler

Kevin feels weird writing this bio in the 3rd person, but everyone else's is like this, so, fine. He spends most of his free time drawing “Rad Cars With Rad Surfboards On Them”, and all his not-free time working as a Creative Director at Facebook. He lives in Santa Cruz, loves burritos & coffee, (not at the same time) and rarely rides boards with 3 fins. His beautiful wife & son also keep him out of trouble and inspire him to be a good person. radcarswithradsurfboards.tumblr.com/

Shannon Waller

Born on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Shannon moved to Jacksonville, Florida where he fell in love with surfing and the Jaguars. After getting a degree in broadcast media, Shannon made the move to California to work for Fuel TV. Eventually freelancing as a producer and assistant director for several surf events including Triple Crown and Fiji Pro, Shannon is now on the road 180 days per year with the World Surf League. He loves going right. A lot. worldsurfleague.com

Danny DiMauro

Danny DiMauro is a veteran surfer from the Northeast currently living in L.A. He is Editor at Large for Saturday’s Magazine, a surf and lifestyle magazine in NYC. He wrote, produced and co-directed Kook Paradise with Tin Ojeda, documenting surf culture in NY which won the 2012 NY Surf Film Festivals Best Short and Viewers Choice Award. He is a brand Ambassador for Fowler Surfboards and Matuse Wetsuits. saturdaysmagazine.com

Dustin Beatty

The son of a motorcycle racer and an artist, Dustin A. Beatty's career is rooted in finding an excuse to tell a good story. In the late 90s, he founded Anthem Magazine and while working as the editor-in-chief he interviewed icons like Dennis Hopper, Hedi Slimane, Mike Mills and countless others. Also a gifted photographer and media savvy marketer, he now works from a bungalow in LA that serves as HQ for the agency You Are Here and The Northern Post. dustinbeatty.com

Hayden Brosnan

Growing up in Nantucket presents a unique set of challenges when leaving your hometown requires a boat or plane, a little weather can end a trip before it starts. Now that Hayden is an official mainlander he doesn't let much get in the way of an adventure. Since leaving his agency job and spending its last official paycheck on a camera, Hayden spends his time as a freelance videographer/ photographer chasing waves and looking for good light. haydenbrosnan.com

Drew Miller

Drew is a 6th generation Floridian and 1st generation surfer with wide eyes and a big grin at site of a rideable ripple. After graduating from Flagler College in St. Augustine Florida, Drew stuck around the historic coast, bought a camera and followed his itch to preserve the moments of creative energy around him and abroad. He also loves riding his skateboard, randomly falling asleep, and having no bad days. drewmiller.us

Strider Wasilewski

From the streets of Dogtown to being an OG poster boy for Quiksilver and Lost, to later becoming Team Captain, Team Manager and Marketing Manager at Quik (where he also discovered and signed some kid named Dane Reynolds, and also created the Quik Pipe House), to now owning his own sunscreen company Shade – AND being a commentator for the WSL, Strider could be the most interesting man in the world. shadesunscreen.com

Mark Wiesmayr

Generally found at the beach in front of his house, with a crew of morning people. A misplaced Aussie who landed in Venice, CA. Loving any board that looks interesting, falls off a variety of boards most sessions, and still froths for surf that most wouldn't get out of bed for. A Creative Director in working hours, stuck in fashion, lifestyle, surf or denim. Lived around the world, following waves, and can't leave a trail without sandy footprints. instagram.com/marksurfsbig

Paul Collins

A California native, Paul traded the land of eternal sunshine in for the mean streets of the big apple to hone his photo skills for over a decade. Back on the west coast and living in an Echo Park tree house, Paul splits his time between getting lost on BLM land, National Forests, and the Pacific Ocean. He firmly believes that 'reality is stranger than fiction' and loves telling stories via photography of the characters he meets in his ramblings. paulncollins.com

Stefan Hunt

Stefan grew up in an Australian country town rocking a Nick Carter haircut. He then moved to Sydney’s Northern Beaches, finished school and began roaming the globe documenting colourful adventures. Over the last ten years Stefan has directed a swag of different projects with the goal of inspiring positive change through his child like creativity. In his down time he enjoys cool beers and even cooler dance moves. www.stefanhunt.com

Ryan Jacobs

One of the few to make the transition from North Dakota to North County, Ryan grew up firmly in a California state of mind, absorbing its culture through magazines, music, art, film, and skateboarding. He is the principal of Crop creative studio and a partner in the Topa Topa Brewing Co. Ryan lives with his wife and daughter in Cardiff, CA, where he’s thankful not to be the only Kook around. wecrop.it

Nik Killian

Nik is an extreme coffee enthusiast who calls both Northern and Southern California home. A Palo Alto native, he now lives in LA yet strangely has found himself closer to the computer than ever before. Now practicing as a graphic designer at ITAL/C, he somehow finds time away from the seductive glow of his screen to skate the streets and take photos, always in search of good times. nikoloskillian.com

Nick Zegel

Nick is a multidisciplinary-mega-renaissance man / skatepunk who’d like nothing better than to experiment with every media and style known to humankind, while inventing his own unique visual language, to dominate all intra-planetary designdom. An art director for Girl Skateboards, Nick is a Jersey boy currently living and working in Long Beach, CA after spending time in Philadelphia & Boston. www.nickzegel.com/

Sean Martin

Sean is a Brooklyn, NY based photographer, director and journalist. A proud New England native, he grew up racing sailboats in the cold waters of Massachusetts. His enigmatic career has included work for brands and publications in the surfing, music and fashion worlds. Sean currently spends his days chasing stories, reading early American history and surfing his favorite beach breaks on Long Island. seanmartinstudio.com


Inspired by the East End of Long Island’s unique culture and lifestyle, Whalebone celebrates the authentic stories, events and happenings of this special place in a new way. The Whalebone family maintains a steady pulse of this community with an appreciation of what is, what was and what can be. We are stoked to have the Whalebone crew to be the voice of the East End here at Indoek. Surf, drink, and be merry! whalebonemag.com


Born & raised in Maryland, then transplanted to Kingston, RI and Jacksonville Beach, FL, "Captain Barto" now calls The City of Angels his home. After dabbling in photography post-college, Barto has somehow tricked the work system and makes a living taking pictures of beautiful girls around the world. Although surfing is no longer his main photography muse, it's still his main passion and he'll drop anything to catch a few hollow waves. www.captainbarto.com

Gabe Reuben

Gabe is a Filmmaker originally from Coastal Maine, now splitting his time between Brooklyn and Portland. He first started filming his buddies skateboarding at a young age and eventually found himself studying 16mm Film in Prague. Gabe shoots often for VICE, as well as music videos, surf stuff, and personal projects. When he's not working you can find him either in his kitchen slingin' breakfast burritos, or surfing year-round in Maine. gabrielreuben.com

Sean W Spellman

Sean W. Spellman is a New England native, western transplant and American traveller. In the past 5 years he has criss-crossed the country more than two dozen times documenting his journey in paintings, drawings, photographs and song. These "interpretations" serve as self-proclaimed personal inspiration to "keep moving" and as conceptual documents of the many places a person might dream of calling home. desertretreater.com

Mitch Fong

Mitch is a photographer from Cronulla in the South of Sydney. After finishing high school he was a plumber for three years before deciding to pursue his passion for photography and design. Mitch spent a few years chasing swell and photographing surf up and down the east coast of Australia, and since then has settled into a base of architecture, portraiture, travel and surf photography. mitchellfong.com

Ed Thompson

Raised in a landlocked town in the UK, Ed learned to surf on summer vacations spent in Cornwall, England. After graduating with a degree in Literature, Ed has traveled to surf in France, Morocco, Spain, Mexico and Nicaragua. He prefers to tread lightly, tries and usually fails to keep reliable journals and shoots photos to capture his experiences. He now lives in New York, documenting surf culture for his collaborative book, Ice Cream Headaches. icecreamheadaches.nyc

Julien Roubinet

Born and raised in France, Julien is a self-taught photographer who recently moved to Los Angeles after 6 years in New York. He is fascinated by and documents the subcultures that have originated here and the individuals that create around them. He is really happy to surf quality waves every day, without a hood, gloves and boots and the ice-cream headaches that come with it. He doesn't miss the A train. julienroubinet.com

Nina Steenwyk

After living in SF, London and NYC, Nina once again calls her native LA home. Teetering between the need for city life and wanting to stay off the grid, she spends her time at ITAL/C as a Producer, going to galleries and museums, retrieving the ball for her two dogs, traveling, tending to her plant babies, making things and watching everything in Netflix’s secret documentary categories. instagram.com/n.na.cr.st.na

Jeff Schroeder

Jeff is the co-founder of Brooklyn based Surfboard Manufacturer, Union Surfboards. Growing up surfing the east coast, he developed an appreciation for wave hunting early on, eventually spending his winters on the North Shore of Oahu. His thirst for surf and passion for cinematography took him to Los Angeles where he worked closely with some of the biggest surf and skate athletes. unionsurfboards.com


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