Morgan Maassen loves what he does, and that is why his creations are so appealing.

We know that it isn't hard to make Stephanie Gilmore smile, but his filming angles and editing choices are always profoundly intense.

In "Vacation Island," the surfer and the filmmaker dance with each other, balancing between idyllic blue tones and a highly contrasted black and white palette.

We sigh. And continue believing in the healing properties of surfing.