Movies, documentaries, TV programmes and videos whether fiction or non fiction have the ability to stir our emotions, remind us of past experiences or even light the desire to do something different. The music that accompanies the film or video also plays a key part in enhancing the story, the action or the event taking place on the screen.
And so it is with surf films and videos; a surf video can evoke memories of a surfing experience, fire up the desire to travel, inspire you to improve your surfing or simply remind you why you surf and rekindle the stoke.
Peter Devries’ video ‘Wind + Rain’ reminds me of my own winter surfing experiences; a grey overcast canopy overhead, strong winds, cold rain, cold water, neoprene heavy and the ocean shades of gray and green. The head high surf is within my winter comfort zone and I could see myself dropping into these waves…
Wind + Rain by Peter Devries. Released January 2011.
I just don’t ever get tired of looking at this next video – J.O.B. First Look; it makes me glad that I surf and is a reminder of my dream to one day stand on the beach at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu.
It reminds me of the joy of surfing in the warmth of a tropical ocean. The backing track is Beck’s ‘Missing (Heaven Hammer)’ which works so well in this video, providing a slow tempo to accompany the slow-motion footage of Jamie O’Brien surfing Pipe.
J.O.B. First Look by Vincent Laforet. Released October 2009.
What I love about this next video is that it makes me want to go surfing and is a reminder of the joy and delight to simply paddle, drop in, get in trim, glide and then just take in the wave. It also takes me back to summers past, sitting on a long board out back at North Watergate Bay in the late afternoon sunshine, warm blue water with the cliffs forming a dramatic backdrop. Simply wonderful.
Summer Fun (Sea Movies) by korduroy.tv. Released September 2011.
This post was written by inkydeep and published on the hickorynines web site in February 2012.