DISPATCH: IN THE SHAPING BAY ~ JEFF MCCALLUM.


Surfer Magazine met up with San Diego surfboard shaper, Jeff McCallum, earlier this year to discuss his career as a shaper and the importance of handshaping high-quality surfboards. His sleek and unique board designs have been fine tuned for the ever changing conditions and waves here in San Diego. 

To see more of Jeff's boards click here

I contributed water footage of Kahana Kalama to this piece. 

Film & Edit: Alex Kilauano

Surfer: Kahana Kalama

Water Footage: Evan Schell


DISPATCH: CLIFF'S NOTES ~ EPISODE ONE // SANTA CRUZ, CA.


Vissla's Cliff Kapono met up with fellow Creator & Innovator, Travis Reynolds, at the world famous Haut Shop board building space in Santa Cruz, CA earlier this spring. What started as a brief chat about surfboard design, quickly resulted in the creation of a traditional, wooden alaia shaped out of paulownia wood and coated with linseed oil.

From start to finish the process took about four hours, which gave Cliff the opportunity to test ride the alaia by lunchtime.

Surfers: Cliff Kapono & Kyle Buthman

Music: "Summertime" ~ Clarence Gatemouth Brown & "Lost Lost Lost" ~ Pratt & Moody

To see more of Travis' boards visit: (https://travisreynolds.org)

For more about Cliff and his work visit: (http://www.cliffkapono.com)



DISPATCH: BANKS JOURNAL STUDIO ~ MR JOHN HOOK.


Last month, I directed, filmed, and edited this short film about Oahu based photographer, John Hook, for Banks Journal. John and Banks Journal collaborated on a limited run of photo tees that feature photographs shot by John while wandering through Waikiki, Oahu.  

To check out the tees and see more of John's photographs, click here

 


DISPATCH: NORTH SHORE SPAM.


The North Shore is a place oversaturated with stimulation in the wintertime. This winter was lackluster, wave-wise, but it still had short stints of excitement in between misdirected swells and onshore winds. 

North Shore Spam ~ a short edit from two weeks of searching for waves along the “Seven Mile Miracle”. 

Surfers: Cliff Kapono, Kahana Kalama, Ezekiel Lau, Ford Archbold, Shane Borland, Michael Rodrigues, Jesse Mendes, Kyuss King, Colin Moran, Anthony Walsh, Eli Olson, Kainehe Hunt, Ezra Sitt, Ian Gouveia, Dusty Payne, Kiron Jabour, Conner Coffin, & Coconut Willie.

Music by: Sugar Candy Mountain ~ "Soak Up The City" & Skinshape ~ "Summer" 


DISPATCH: GQ'S ~ "THE ANOINTED ONES: THE FUTURE ATHLETIC GREATS"


In September I helped film a short segment for GQ's short video "The Anointed Ones: The Future Athletic Greats". The video highlights ten of the most talented, up-and-coming athletes like Odell Beckham Jr. and Simone Biles. 

I had the opportunity to film with World Champion surfer, John John Florence (1:25 mark). To see the full article in print, pick up the November 2017 issue of GQ. 


DISPATCH: "INVITED NORTH" ~ STAY WILD MAGAZINE.


Last month, I was invited to visit Tofino, British Columbia, Canada to document the Vans Duct Tape Festival for Stay Wild Magazine. The trip coincided with the release of Vans' new UltraRange shoe designed by their team rider Patrick Gudauskas. 

I filmed and edited a short highlight video from the trip, as well as put together a short story for Stay Wild's Summer 2017 issue entitled, Invited North. To check out more photos from the trip and read the full story visit: www.staywildmagazine.com or purchase the summer issue at a local shop near you

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INVITED NORTH ~ PHOTO GALLERY