Snowsurf Movement

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…

Elephant In the Surf

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…

Greetings from Cleveland

A VIDEO POSTCARD 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….

Colin “Doc” Couture

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…

The Classic Winter Swell

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…

7 Springs Pond Jump Flashback

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…