Surfing the Black Sea
With the Winter Olympics still on, a group of local surfers made use of the waves in Khosta, Sochi. This small and very outgoing crew of guys gets together, whenever there’s waves on Sochi’s Black Sea coast. Michail (43), one of the first people to bring surfing to the region, was born in neighboring Abkhazia. He has lived in Adler/Sochi since he was 5 years old and he shapes his own surfboards, since those are expensive and hard to come by in this part of Russia.

Here’s a short piece I wrote about Michail and Sochi’s surf culture.