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Party Mix


I’m stoked to have a short film in the Board Shorts Film Festival again this year, held on March 9 at Bird’s Surf Shed.  Come check it out!

The title is “Party Mix”.  I really like this one – it’s a bunch of footage I’ve taken over the summer and into this year.  I haven’t been shooting as much so it’s not as long as By The Way, but it still weighs in at about 12 and a half minutes.  I just had fun with this one.  It’s in three sections – summer surf footage, Canada road trip B roll, and the last section is “long story short” which has already been out.

You do need to get tickets, and last year it did sell out.


San Clemente Antics

Jenna finally came back from all her travels, and we hit San Clemente for some waves and shenanigans





Social Absorption


The photo from the last post made Social Absorption on Surfline.  Check it out!

Images From The Trip

There are a couple videos from our road trip to Canada that will be released very soon. is getting the more serious, surf-centric version, and then I will be releasing a sillier version with all the footage that didn’t quite make the cut.  Hopefully the silly version will be making its first appearance at the Board Shorts Surf Film Fest, if it is accepted.  It will be the middle chapter in a three chapter film that should run about 13 minutes or so.  Really excited about all the new stuff coming out.

Photo By Mele Saili


Party Favors

After a night out at the Departure art show in Leucadia, we went back to the residence of Mani and Christine to have some beer and tequila.  These two are the definition of stoke, and they always want to share it.  Mani gave us some party favors to take home – surfboards!  I have to tell you, Mani Caro is one of the nicest and most genuine people I have met.  I knew about him as a shaper before even meeting him, and I’m stoked to have gotten to know him.  His boards are the illustration alongside the surfing dictionary definition of “clean lines” and he has a very distinctive style.  He was generous enough to let us all take a board from his collection to try out.  Everyone walked home by starlight with a gleaming white board under their arm.  Classic Leucadia night.

foto by michael emery

foto by monica thatcher

Margaux / RVCA video

Got a video done for RVCA this past month.  It’s a profile /  lifestyle video done exclusively for RVCA and features Margaux.  This was a fun shoot.  Check it out on this website or head over to while it’s still up on the main page.

The Other Surfing

Time to do some other surfing…. snowboarding!  Cruised up to Bear this past weekend with Monica.  Super fun to get my snow legs back.  This season’s shaping up to be pretty decent, snow-wise.  Can’t wait to get up to the bigger mountains.


Ornella gave me some video clips when she was here last month that were shot on her recent travels by Casey Rossi.  She asked me to put it together for an Innersection entry.  Here it is!  It was interesting editing someone else’s footage – haven’t really done that before.  It was a new kind of challenge, but I had fun with it.  I did take some of the footage – the shots at CB’s mini-ramp.

If you have a chance, go and give us a good rating!

I had originally made this title card, but they didn’t use it:

Go Pro’in

sara taylor, down the line on the mini simmons

sara taking the mini off the lip

Took the GoPro out for some fun and games.  Lots of water moving around with the high tide, so swimming was tricky.

Margaux is Back

Margaux has been back in town for a month and a half, but I hadn’t shot any surfing with her until today.

Margaux at Pipes