‘Sounds of Waves’ 2009
Sound of Waves explores the connection between the global impact of surfing and the universal appeal of music, crisscrossing the globe to find the best waves, the best surfers… and the best music. Sounds of Waves is a 3 year global surf odyssey filmed and directed by Luke Thorpe.
Visiting the best waves in Portugal, Tahiti, New York, El Salvador, Bali, New Jersey, Hawaii, and Australia’s Shark Island this Monumental Film explores the driving force of music and surfing. Never before has a film succeeded so well in capturing the delicate blend of life and style created by surfer and musician.
Set to an epic Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Mix you get to see and hear the best musicians playing live on location for the most authentic sound and experience. From Donavon Frankenreiter riding waves while playing guitar to Humble Soul in Hawaii, Sounds of Waves is as real as it gets. Enjoy Portugal’s sensational Three & a Quarter, New York’s [Papa] Seer and Florida’s Scholars Word as they were meant to be seen & heard… In their element.
Sounds of Waves was shot entirely in HD and captures some of the most amazingly sharp footage of the best riders including…Taj Burrow, Fred Patacchia, Mick Fanning, Donavon Frankenreiter, Manoa Drollet, Trip Patterson, Shane Dorian, Jordy Smith, Damien Wills, Jamie O’Brien, Benji Weatherly, Rizal Tanjung, Jason Shibata, Tiago Pires, Chip Jankow, Asher Nolan, Pepen Hendrik, Garut Widiarta, Matt Wilkinson, Chris Tomlin, and over a hundred others.
‘Eastside Theory’ 2005
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Surfer in New York? Well, Eastside Theory exposes you to the trials and triumphs of these cold water warriors. From the freezing waters and blizzards of winter to the large breaks of a hurricane season to long distance travel in search of bigger and more challenging waves, Eastside Theory will take you down the path of the New York surfer in search of a perfect set.
“Three years in the making, Luke Thorpe (filmmaker and director) captured the lives and the moves of some of the greatest surfers of today. This epic journey is hosted by Ryan Egan starting on New York’s frozen beaches. Traveling on to Hawaii and Australia, you will see greats like Jason Shibata, Damien Wills, Kaupena Miranda, and many more (see below for a full line-up). As you move through the film you will see him develop the skills to battle any beach and become great in his own right. Join Ryan and the rest of this all star cast of surfers through this wild ride of monumental design as he progresses over the course of this film the way all New York surfers must – against all odds no matter the weather, the cost,” -Online Review
Thanks for watching! I hope you enjoyed the films! -Luke
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 AtTheBeach.tv 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