Early snowboarders designed and rode boards that emulated surfing. As the sport evolved it was influenced and shaped by popular culture. Gymnastics, Skateboarding, Alpine Skiing and Ski Schools all played a roll in shaping the culture.
Many modern snowboarders have never ridden a wave on a surfboard. Those of us that still like to surf the snow can now ride and compete on purpose built boards that pay tribute to the original snowboard surfers!
The Travel and Tourism Industry caters to the need for recreation. It can be hard work making sure that your guests are having fun. While working at WTRF, Mark Davis and I traveled around visiting area attractions that are within driving distance of Wheeling WV.
Here is a period piece about one such resort in Canaan Valley WV. This is an old dub (copy).
I had the pleasure of working with Sonny Miller and Ira Opper on Surfer Video Magazine. His career was amazing and he made the jump to hollywood and got to work on many major motion pictures.
My first TV Interview was with Steve Caballero in 1985 in Raleigh NC at the Endless Grind Skateboarding Competition. I invited my surfing friend and former world champion free-style skateboarding champion Reggie Barnes to our TV Studios at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for my Senior Project. I began producing Surfing Segments for ESPN in conjunction with Surfer Magazine in 1987.
During the 90s I produced a series of Feature Length Action Sport Films called East Coast Motions. Volume II, Hatteras Surf Feast was released internationally and funded a winter at Snowshoe WV and the creation of Volume III, “Cheat Mountain Shredders”. I began producing and streaming video for the internet in 1997 and actively used, the Action Sports Industry to market and brand one of the First International Internet Services.
My love of Digital Media has led to work with MTV, Hurley and Monster Energy. I have a passion for production and an eye for detail that crosses all demographics. My TV Program, Eastern Extreme gives me the opportunity to mentor and work with many independent and up and coming photographers. Many of my Action Sports Segments air on Havoc TV.