Friday, August 28, 2009

Sentry Lodge


During the winter of 2007 I flew into Sentry Lodge north of Golden, B.C. for 5 days of touring and shooting film with my friend Jonaven Moore and photographer Kelly Schovanek. It was my first splitboarding experience. There was a ski touring group staying there too (including J's mom) and a few of them really wanted to see how we'd been spending our days. So I edited a quick little piece for them to watch from the bit of video I shot. Not the greatest footage, but it gives a good look at some of the terrain around the lodge. I hope to return there sometime sooner than later.

video

Monday, August 24, 2009

Finally...


I finally got back into the ocean after no surf for way too long. Pemberton is definitely not close to the surf so it has been tough to get any time in the water this summer. Especially with three weddings in August. I just spent the weekend down at the beach with the Washington crew. I got to see some good friends I haven't seen in a while and surf a wave down there I've never paddled out to before. I've checked this spot multiple times over the years but it was never really working. If you've spent any time surfing around Washington you'll recognize the place. This is about as friendly as it gets out there. While we were out there the fog rolled in and made it pretty near impossible to line up with anything. A little spooky, but at this size it was mellow. A little bigger and it would have been less than mellow. I've heard many stories about this wave punishing people. The view from above was surreal. You could barely see the shore directly below the lookout through the fog. The surf-able wave was hidden from view. A sea of fog hiding the sea.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ryan Beppu


Cool image from Hawaii. Check out his website here for more.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Crankworx 2009


I spent most of last week shooting video for Whistler Creek Productions' coverage of Crankworx. We managed to get 9 episodes up on the web in 9 days. Check them out here:
I haven't really paid attention to what's happening in mountain biking for a few years. To say the least I was impressed. With dual slaloms, downhills, photo competitions, cheese rolling and the slopestyle finale on the weekend, Crankworx really had it all. Brett Tippie too! It was great to see some faces I haven't seen in years and work on something a little different.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Not secret, but lesser known.


Here's Tom Ritchie timing his paddle out down in Costa Rica a few summers back. We'd seen this solid swell forecast and decided to check out a relatively unknown area down there. We got what we were looking for. Check the guy on the shoulder for size reference.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Smoky Summer

The summer here in B.C. has been the hottest I can remember. Forest fires have been threatening the Pemberton valley on both sides for the past two weeks. Helicopters are constantly on their way to or from the fires. Temperatures began dropping last week and then last night it finally rained. More is in the forecast. Hopefully this spells the end for these fires.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Batshit Crazy

A German named Dirk Auer figured out how to roller skate a roller coaster. Why not?

G-Land

I'm a little late to the party, but here's my contribution to the digital pile. I'm not sure how this thing will evolve. I'm starting out short and sweet. A picture from my travels with a tiny explanation (or not).

This one's from a couple summers back when I finished a 2 month trip to Bali with a quick one over to Java to finally see this incredible wave on the edge of a jungle. This Aussie charger broke his board a few waves later. Low tide & HEAVY!