The Lighthouse is my favorite wave out of anywhere I’ve ever surfed… That mostly has to do with the fact that I grew up surfing there, but also because it’s such a good barrel, even if the wind isn’t offshore. So when I pull in the parking lot there, and see head-overhead draining lefts… it’s the most excited I’ll ever get checking the surf.
Here’s one day at the Lighthouse, when the wind wasn’t straight offshore. I’d never used a GoPro in the surf before this day, and can’t wait to give a go again. I also can’t wait to take it into some thick ones, on a day when the offshore winds have the surf groomed perfectly.
It’s that time of the year… so that day should be just around the corner. Until then, enjoy my first stab at a GoPro edit.
(Before i start… sorry for the weird “warps” in the video. I had tried a new Image Stabilizer setting on my camera this day, and obviously it didn’t work too well. That is the reason it looks as though I used YouTubes image stabilization… but to be clear, I did not.)
There’s something about finding a wave that breaks right on the beach, that seems so much better than finding any other type of sandbar… Maybe it’s just because it’s different. Maybe it’s that if you don’t kick out soon enough, you’ll lose your fins; so there’s a sort of risk. Maybe it has to do with the fact that normally they aren’t as crowded as other sandbars, because many surfers think it’s too close in to surf. Shoot, maybe it’s because we’re lazy, and a wave breaking that close in means not much paddling. I don’t know what it is exactly that makes shorebreak waves so fun… but whenever we get a setup right on the beach, we take advantage of every ounce of it.
On what would have just been your average chest high day anywhere else… this little jut in the sand was making some square little tubes, ending in just a few inches of water. And for the size it was… it doesn’t get any more fun than this.
Shot entirely with Soloshot… Get yours now for just $299
I borrowed my friends GoPro to document my fishing adventures the other day.
I Spent the morning catching 4 Puppy Drum, 5 (small)Speckled Trout, and 6 Flounder from the beach. I only put one catch of each species in the video, but it was a great morning for fishing. I left the beach with 1Drum, 3Flounder, & 1Speck… So the cooler was stocked and it was time to find something big.
So I packed up and headed to Teach’s Lair Marina to launch my JetSki. I headed 5miles offshore to try and catch some King Mackerel. There were a bunch of boats in the area, so I knew I was in the right spot. I managed 3 bites while floating dead bait, but lost them all unfortunately. The last King was pretty good sized, and skyed on my bait before coming back and crashing it. So that was rad to see even though I lost the fish.
It was about the best conditions ever for fishing, so I was stoked I got to take advantage of it. Even though I came in on the ski empty handed, being out there when it’s that calm was good enough for me.
Hope you enjoy the edit… I’ve never edited a fishing video before, so I had a blast going though this footage. I need to get my own GoPro so I can take it fishing more often.
Music : Josh Garrels – “Beyond the Blue” (album: Love & War & The Sea In Between)
Fisher and I were riding in the car when Jesse texted both of us…. Too easy.
Shared this 3.5hrs with only my cousin out… Waves weren’t epic, but about as fun as waist-chest high can get, especially when it wasn’t suppose to be very good. Days like this are why I love living where I do. And thanks to my SOLOSHOT … I was able to capture this random fun day on film.
FOR ANYONE VIEWING ON A SMARTPHONE … CLICK THE VIDEO BELOW INSTEAD. (copyright issues)
Dylan Graves, Dylan Goodale, & Michael Dunphy headed here to Hatteras for a couple little swells…. It was far from spectacular, but plenty of fun. SURFING Magazines #stormtroopers have been struggling for waves, so at least they got to surf when the got here.
Summer dragged on for far too long… And even though there haven’t been any big Low Pressure systems or Hurricanes to kick off the season, there has finally been some fun surf in Cape Hatteras. Here’s a video from 2 sessions, during one day of waves. And with the waves, I’d like to say, “Hello Dear Fall”.
I recently got a new camera… So, I’m starting fresh by dumping clips off my old camera, onto the internet, and into your faces. This is just some nonsense from a couple small days back in May. Enjoy the nonsense… All of this was filmed using SoloShot
Follow the link below and leave a witty comment about the Sequence of my backside air that Daniel Pullen shot. If the guys at ESM are into your caption, then you’ll be walking away in a brand new pair of Sanuks! …get it?
Back in February I was invited to go to the Azores with Oliver Kurtz and Alex Smith for an article for SurfING Magazine. We didn’t find a ton of epic waves, but we found some fun sandbars and on our last evening, were blessed with 12-15ft offshore A-frames…. Success.
Check out the September issue of SurfING for an article on our Atlantic Island Adventures. And Check out the Video below by Plus M Productions for a motion picture look at the trip…
I recently started testing out SOLOSHOT. And I’m pretty stoked on it! First I’ll say that it isn’t meant to replace videographers, but to be used as a 2nd angle, or to be used by anyone that doesn’t pay for people to film themselves. It’s simple enough for beginners, but works well enough for the pros.
I’ve been using it on those days that aren’t suppose to be anything special, so I wouldn’t have had a filmer with me regardless. Around here the forecasts change so much, there are many days that aren’t suppose to be that good, but then end up firing, and I’m bumming no ones here to shoot. SOLOSHOT can now keep those days from going undocumented.
It’s also great for those fun days that aren’t as I’d say “Clip Worthy”, but you’d still like to see footage of yourself. The best way to progress is to watch video of yourself, so you can see what you are doing wrong. So, you can set up SOLOSHOT, film/surf, then head home to review the footage and see where you can improve. It’s a really great tool…
So, if you are interested in finding out more about how it works, head over to http://soloshot.com/ and check it out!
I’ll definitely be putting out more videos through the summer (depending on waves) thanks to this little guy…
Spring set in…. Which means a lot of fun waves, but less epic days like when Cory Lopez and Colt Ward came for this early March swell.
Spring fires too though… just not yet.
When Siri’s over-thinking computer mind goes haywire.
Starting up a new feature on here… trying to figure out ways to keep me motivated to post. Life with an awesome child keeps you busy! Sorry for the lack of content the past 6months, but thanks to those of you who keep coming back anyway.
Jacob Vanderwork put out an edit of me from this fall called “Island of Change”, then an edit of B-Clips for SUPERbrand Surfboards called “Aftermath”.
I was going through my hard drive on a flat day in Hawaii, and realized there were a couple clips we completely forgot about that I had wanted to use. So I threw them together with other clips that never made the cut, for a final edit of my Fall in 2012.
I know I’m kind of beating a dead horse here, but I hate letting any clips go to waste. Enjoi
Things that my iPhone saw in 2012…
I have an air in the Punt of the Year November finals… Granted John and Medina have the 2 best airs, and it’s looking like John is gonna win. But I’m stoked to have one in there, so go check it out if you get the chance.