Doc Couture led the Eastern Surfing Association from 1972 until his death in 1989. He was a tireless advocate of the sport and the Mike Marsh Scholarship Program continues to this day. I was the first recipient of this scholarship and credit Doc for instilling a sense of giving and sharing my love of surfing with others through my media work.
Announcing the upcoming release of author Joanie C. Murray’s debut novel. Once you enter the Secret Cave with Molly McBean you may not want or be able to return. Readers will enjoy unlocking the cave’s many secrets.
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Fun and excitement abounds @ Bugle Hill Farm when the snow arrives. Getting the chores done with help from Mother Nature. Joanie rides the horse bedding down the hill and Bryan launches off of the Clearview Kicker.
The first real winter swell is a celebrated event.
I wanted to thank the many surf-journalists that have picked up the torch. It is awesome to see wall to wall coverage of the Outer Banks Surf Scene. To those of you lucky enough to participate, know that there are many of us that wish we could join you. Keep up the great work.
This clip was from one of those many classic winter swells of years gone by and features a solid crew of Outer Bankers.
The 1985 Record Bar Pro-Am in Wrightsville Beach NC brought in the world’s best surfers to the East Coast. A nearby tropical storm brought in some great surf and the locals turned out in large number to cheer them on!
This was my senior project at UNC-Chapel Hill. Many thanks to everyone that helped, including Reggie Barnes for letting my TV Production Class run him through some free-style moves at Swain Hall.We coined the phrase “Street-Style” during this production and scored some great footage of the World’s Top Professional Surfers in some East Coast Hurricane Surf. The Wrightsville Beach locals were great help especially the late Ed Mannuel.
Back then there were not too many video camera’s around. I borrowed an industrial grade 1/2″ machine and then dubbed the footage to 3/4″ to edit on the schools old top loaders.
It was cool to meet and hang out with all the surf pros. We got to spend a lot of time with Cheyne Horan, Brad Gerlach and Mark Occhilupo. The soundtrack is original to some musician friends that actually jammed to the footage.
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I got the call from MTV to work on one of the first ever Reality TV Shows: “FEAR”. We set up over 74 hidden cameras in an abandoned prison. Contestants had to stay several nights in this haunted site. I worked on all aspects of the production.
The halo camera’s developed for this show have been used by countless reality shows.
My friend photographer Ward Callum and I worked hard to get lots of pictures to submit for this article. It was published in the December Issue of 1985. At the time I was studying Mass Media @ Chapel Hill and this was a good score to account for my missing classes for surfing.
Surfer Magazine collected photographs from a variety of other sources as well. It was written by Mickey Bednarek of Wave Riding Vehicles. During this time period the Outer Banks surf scene was very underground and not on the national radar at all. Mickey does a great job of explaining the pros and cons that the exposure would bring. I was fortunate to have them select a photograph of me as well.