Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Movember: 30 hairy faces to change the face of men's health

Did I tell you how much I love the month of November?
I love November because of it's perfect light for pictures, the uncrowded spots and the first potent swells of the season combined with the last days of warmth before the winter comes for real.

But honestly, among all these reasons, I love November because I can get to see as many hairy faces as I want. I have a little fetish for mustaches and beards, and I just love to photograph all those mustached man I see on my way.

But, what is Movember? Why all this fuss about mustaches at this time of the year?
Well, Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches and beards during the month of November to raise awareness of various cancers, such as prostate cancer. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health".

By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

With this said, I gathered 30 portraits of men (mostly surfers) from all around the world photographed in my adventures to remind my male readers to not just let it grow, but to actually take an active part of the movement.

Let it grow boys, and don't forget to donate at Movember.com!!

Alain, Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Danny, Australian surfer in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

My friend Fran and his famous Zipps log in Sitges, outside Barcelona

A very good looking Costarican near Puerto Viejo

Carlos fan of extreme sports. Fuerteventura, Spain

Wil in an expo in San Sebastian, Spain

Juan in his fab t-shirt in Sitges, Barcelona

Carlos. Hossegor, France

Servio, Akela surf co-founder in Cocoa beach, Miami

Luca. TFR Hossegor house, Hossegor, France

Me & Vincent. Photo taken by Kayla Rocca, edited by me. Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Lorenzo in one beautiful full moon night in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Luca & Andrea. Capbreton, France

Mikel. San Sebastian, Spain

The "Grandppa Surfboards" boys being boys soaking up the sun in San Sebastian, Spain

Phillip and his unmissable hat in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Andrew, rasta surfer. Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Michael, most known by Jesus or black Jesus after a surf in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

The sweet Sam. Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Tom's warming up in a typical morning in Playa Colorado, Nicaragua

David, normally poses in all pics. This is a moment of pure ease, one night out in Istambul, Turkey

Andi is a host of a program called Virus Voyage in Switzerland. Here at 7.00 am in Hossegor, France

Andrew from Cali, caught him sipping coffee near Les Estagnots in Hossegor, France

David Gant, actor and protagonist of Sea Legend short film, here caught at the premiere in San Sebastian, Spain

Andi, great light, mustache, and overall perfect for this pic. Hossegor, France

Pascal, Swiss entrepreneur. Hossegor, France

Unknown surfer. Zarautz, Spain

Monsieur Le Chipiron caught in Zarautz, Spain at the noserider comp

Surfer (don't know his name) at a Reef party in Hossegor, France

Andi being a perfect english man at Zurriola beach in San Sebastian

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