Worth The Wait

Good things happen in sets.  When I traveled to Selina Cruz Mexico in 2011 with Mike Parsons and the Billabong ‘Surf With A Pro’ program we scored some epic surf, discovered waves, and met new people.

When you travel with Snips you are sure to be at the right place at the right time.  It was no surprise when we crossed paths with South Africans Jordy Smith and Damien Fahrenfort. They were traveling with friends and filming for the movie ‘Bending Colours‘.

SK filming for Jordy Smith's 'Bending Colours'

SK filming for Jordy Smith’s ‘Bending Colours’

The clips in this video hardly compare to whats happening in Woody’s (Jacob Wooden) and Jordy’s new film ‘Now Now’, but there are still some great waves.

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The song ‘Worth The Wait’ is a new track by Mishka from his new album ‘The Journey’.  If you enjoy the music please show some love and check out the full album on itunes.

Mishka's new album on itunes now

Mishka’s new album on itunes

Tis’ The Season

The world is changing but there is one thing that remains the same… the clips! Can you remember that wave you scored back in 2011? There was a guy filming on the beach but you never saw the clip. That guy was me, Luke Thorpe.

Where's da clip? ... AtTheBeach.TV

Where’s da clip? … AtTheBeach.TV

I’ve spent the past 10 years filming surfing in Portugal, El Salvador, Hawaii, Bali, Australia, New York, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, California, Dominican Republic, Florida and other places along the way.  It has been a beautiful journey but there has always been, and still is, one huge monkey on my back… the unseen footage.

While working on my feature films ‘Sounds of Waves‘ and ‘Eastside Theory‘ I spent all my time editing with only the best clips that fit the story. Where did everything else go?  Well, unless you were a friend of mine who nagged the heck out of me, or the odd surfer who threw me a bone, you haven’t seen any of them.  This might sound bad, but when you are working 2 jobs to support finishing the film, there isn’t time to edit segments for every surfer in the lineup.  But there is a bright side… every clip I ever filmed is still intact. 100s of days and 1000s of waves are cataloged into a database.

'Sick Dayz' are raw cuts of entire sessions

‘Sick Dayz’ are raw cuts of entire sessions

My dream for AtTheBeach.tv is to have a sortable and searchable player where you can find your waves by simply searching the location, date, or break.  This is still the goal, but at the moment, the technology would cost 20K to develop.  While saving up for this, I discovered an affordable player that allows me to begin releasing footage.

So, in 2014, you can look forward to viewing never before seen footage on a weekly basis.  Some clips are in the raw form of ‘Sick Dayz‘, other videos feature individual surfers, and some are edited into the form of a web series. The cue is set so please plan on viewing the first new release on Christmas Day! Happy Holidays, Luke


Longbeach vs Irene

LB people are getting pretty pysched for the contest. We had an earthquake on Monday, and are supposed to get bitch-slapped by hurricane Irene on Sunday. Hopefully, the judge’s tower, tents and and stage survive. Medium and sloppy now, soon to be big and sloppy. Waiting on word from the City of Long Beach and Nassau County on possible mandatory evacuation of the barrier island. I thought this was supposed to happen in 2012… – Mase