I have been editing and shooting for my documentary, Steel City Surfers for several years and have been looking for just the right music.
My desire was for some surf guitar and tribal drums. Recently I came across some tracks from Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors. Their apparent love and zeal for drums and guitar are much in tune with how I feel about all things relating to surfing. This is a match made in heaven.
Finding inspiration for an edit can come in many different ways. My first visit
to the beaches of Cleveland Ohio inspired me with its historic looks.
I looked for some old postcards that captured that feel. A “Video Postcard” seemed like the best way to showcase my water footage and skyline views from the beach. You never would expect this kind of beach by a city like Cleveland.
The city park at Edgewater Beach reminded me of South Beach with the Art Deco Architecture and like Southern California with the ethnic neighborhoods. There are all kinds of unique shops and eateries.
All in all it is quite a scene and well worth the visit. I can only imagine how strong the surf could be on a larger swell.
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.
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.
Back before lawsuits put the “KIBOSH” on danger. When the new High speed lift was installed the pond was downsized and is no longer a safe landing. The fish seem happier about it.
This event began off season at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort in 1986 and continued until 2002. Today’s resort environment no longer allows private events that are this extreme. Pond Skims are very popular (and safer). Enjoy this look back on one big backwoods party.
Here is a behind the scenes look at a project I did for MTV:
My roots run deep with the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Over the years I have produced a wide variety of TV Programs and Segments all about the Outer Banks. If you like the Outer Banks you will like these videos:
This segment aired in an episode of Surfer Video Magazine on ESPN. I shot most of the footage and all of the interviews. Frontline Video and Film produced the series from 1987 to 1991.
This segment was produced for Hatteras Surf Feast and was a compilation of news and surf reports that aired on Beach TV during the late 80s. It has always been my goal to include news style information in all of my surfing segments. This makes for an educational and enjoyable piece.
Hurricane Earl paid a visit to Avalon Pier on Friday September 3rd, 2010. Some of his closest friends came out to see him.
There were over 100 spectators cheering on the brave crew of surfers riding this epic hurricane swell.
Classic Beach TV Footage featuring many of our favorite locals. Its cool to go back inside the Carolinian and the Atlantis.
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This Segment appeared on Havoc TV Sports Video On Demand Service available in 25 Million Households!
North Carolina’s Outer Banks got great surf the week before Memorial Day. The local crew and some visiting pro’s “manhandle” a large 3 day swell. The surf was heavy and the wind stayed offshore for great conditions.
Check out the roots of Outer Banks Surfing with this look back to the surf scene its early days. Portions of this segment aired on ESPN’s “Hot Summer Nights” Programming in the 80’s.
This is a compilation of sessions and random encounters with some of my surfing friends. The footage spans from about 2001 to 2006.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks has legendary wind. These Kiteboarders are riding the same air that helped the Wright Brothers invent modern aviation. This area called Buxton Hole or Canadian Hole has an Eastern and Southern Shoreline.
The Flat Duo Jets played at Frat Parties when I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 80s. They visited the famous Mex-Econo Bar of Kill Devil Hills, NC in 1988.
The footage comes from BEACH TV(1987-1991) and Hatteras Surf Feast(1991).
Mex-Econo served hot dog chimichangos, spam nachos, and Ice Cold Cervaso.