DISPATCH: "sa·cré bleu" ~ A SHORT FILM.

Last week, the entire California coast was gifted seven days of picturesque waves. Spots that have laid dormant for the last few months came to life in true form. Kahana Kalama and I made it a priority to get out every day while the swells lingered and we came away with this piece entitled, sa·cré bleu


Surfer: Kahana Kalama ~ (

Film & Edit: Evan Schell 


Last month, Aloha Beach Club put on their second annual Big Sur Field Trip at Fernwood Resort. Friends from all over California came together for three days of fun in the redwoods. The weekend consisted of camping, surfing, and wrapped up with a night of music featuring DJ duo, Sunburnt Reynolds, Oakland based band, Half Stack, and San Diego trio, The Lulls

35mm Photographs // Fuji Superia 400. 


Acclimate is a short film that showcases surfer, Kahana Kalama, test-riding a handful of Bing Surfboards earlier this year in California & Hawai'i. I had a great time filming and editing this piece with Kahana and I can't wait for our next project together. 

Boards: Bing Surfboards ~ 5'9" Sunfish, 5'8" Dart, & 6'4" Sunfish.

Acclimate was supported by: Bing Surfboards (, Richer Poorer (, Banks (, Slowtide (, & Aloha Beach Club (

Music by: Sunburnt Reynolds & BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Kaytranada.

Film & Edit: Evan Schell. 


Weekend camp trips can be pretty hectic if you have a big group of friends or a limited amount of time at your camping destination. Perched atop the bluffs overlooking San Clemente State Beach, The Holidaysoffers beach campers a super convenient and unique camping experience. They currently have four trailers set up around the perimeter of a large camping plot located in the heart of the San Clemente State Beach campground. 

The crew at, Aloha Beach Club, had the opportunity to stay at The Holidays early last month and it was a blast. The trailers are perfect for families and/or groups of friends looking to getaway for the weekend. The beach is a five minute walk from the site and the trailers offer a plethora of amenities, which makes the entire experience seamless. I highly recommend looking into a reservation if you have a trip planned to San Clemente in the near future. 

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On the Road: Northern California.

Last month, I wrapped up my California road trip a few hours north of San Francisco. I met up with my friend, Kelsey, and she kindly showed me around her old stomping grounds. We split our day and spent it at the coast in the morning, then finished it up at a warm water lake in the forest. I had never visited that part of the coast and I couldn't have asked for a better, local tour guide. 

The water was warm, the waves were fun, and the mid-day hike was invigorating. California is such a unique part of the world because it offers a myriad of beautiful places to explore in a close proximity to one another. I cannot wait to visit that stretch of the coast again real soon. 

On the Road: Big Sur.

Over the last five years I've become extremely familiar with the drive from Southern California to the Bay Area. It used to be a pain because it meant I was headed back to school for a new quarter, but now I can take my time and experience some of California's most interesting spots. During my last road trip up the coast I took an alternative route and drove north on Highway 1. Having only driven it a couple times in my life, I found it to be extremely relaxing and almost meditative this time around. 

It's rare to have a sense of seclusion and independence from the outside world when you live in Southern California. Connection to the grid is unavoidable and being surrounded by an outrageous amount of people becomes way too familiar. Slowly weaving up and down the steep coastal cliffs put a lot into perspective for me. I had hours to collect my thoughts and think back on fond memories spent living only two hours from Big Sur. It's amazing how raw and almost completely untouched the coastline is in Big Sur. It's hard to describe it to someone whose never been because there is nothing to compare it to in California. 

I ended up spending two nights in Northern Big Sur, during my week long road trip, and they ended being the best two nights of sleep I had.