This short film series ‘Catching Waves’ was filmed in the Dominican Republic. We traveled with a small group of surfers and musicians and enjoyed 5 Days surfing, playing music and getting to know some of the locals.

Featured Surfers & Musicians: Asher Nolan, Cody Thompson, Eric Brigmond, Pat Hall, Michael Powell, Evan Thompson, Pedro Fernandez, Brendan Buckley and more



Part 1: Travel Day

Lets Go! The crew (Asher Nolan, Eric & Cat Brigmond, Luke Thorpe & Cody Thompson) joins up for a trip to Zap Stix Surf House in the Dominican Republic to meet up with Pat Hall and Zappy himself.  The adventure begins…

Part 2: No Breaks

Surfing and Music… thats the formula for day 1.  Asher Nolan as himself in the lineup, Cody & Eric on the keys, Pat Hall singing his heart out , a Bar B Q with friends… and a few Presidentes.  Nonstop good times… no breaks.

Part 3: Go Before You Know

We got on the road early… the waves were not perfect but by the end of the day found some chunky sections. When everybody’s got the right attitude the good times roll.

Part 4: Rolling Stones

Day 3 we welcomed Michael Powell into Zaps Surf House.  Waves deliver with a warble for his first session with Asher and Cody.. Eric and Pat deliver with a warble at Ohnos.  More friends more good times! Filmed & Edited by Luke Thorpe

Part 5: Groms

Some more guests show up at the house and we get a clean afternoon of some fun surf! Then the crew heads down to Ohnos for a jam. More good times in DR! filmed& Edited by Luke Thorpe

Part 6: Livin’ The Dream

It was only a five day trip but the experience will last a lifetime! While the waves were never perfect the vibe was just right.  We hope you enjoyed the adventure and look forward to sharing the next one! Filmed & Edited by Luke thorpe

After filming surfing for a decade, I want to share all the clips I filmed, in hopes that surfers from around the globe will claim their good waves.  My dream for is to have a sortable and searchable player where you can find your waves by simply searching the location, date, or break. As I work toward building this surf engine, I am sorting through new and archived footage on a regular basis so I can share clips soon. At the same time I need to invest in developing the website and functionality. You may have some good waves in there! If you would like to support the cause please connect with me on venmo, your donation will be appreciated and your clips will rise to the top. Thank you! -Luke