Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

"A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," there were surfers wearing Star Wars costumes... The galactic film series has conquered a legion of fans in the surfing world. Let's find out how they express their passion for Jedi and Sith.

The Stormtrooper armor is a true classic. The complete 18-piece set won't replace a high-end wetsuit, but if you're catching waves in tropical waters, it can be a useful and attractive option.

Star Wars enthusiasts have done their best to impress. What's your favorite surfer?

Stormtrooper

A Stormtrooper eyes the line-up.

Yoda

"Do. Or do not. There is no try," says Yoda.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader prepares to Hang Ten.

Chewbacca

Chewbacca, the Hawaiian surf master.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

A Stormtrooper shares the Aloha spirit.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Boba Fett carves his board like Tom Curren.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader rides Al Merrick.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

The Dark Force was always good in propaganda.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Style is everything in the Surf Wars.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Greg Mungall was a Star Wars fan. Picture by Jeff Divine.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

A Stormtrooper forgets his full wetsuit.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Surfboard shaper Bill Stewart is a fan of Yoda. 

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

It's closing out. Better get back to the Death Star.

Yoda

Yoda's hang loose.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Never trust a Stormtrooper. Not even with a surfboard and a beautiful sunset in the background.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Finalists of the Stormtroopers Surf Invitational 34 ABY.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Darth Vaders fights for priority.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

James Palpatine goes surfing with a personal security team.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

The latest surfboard shapes by Sith.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

Darth Vader presents his signature boardshort model.

Surfing and surfers in the Star Wars world

A shark attacks the surf galaxy.

Stormtroopers enjoy an endless ride at the Severn Bore, an English tidal bore.

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