New Hampshire: The Granite State. While known for its rocks and white mountains, New Hampshire's mere eighteen miles of coast supports a surprisingly vibrant surfing community - bound by their frozen stoke.
We are building a documentary to share the stories and passion of these incredible people.
The 2nd annual Molly Surf Celebration was held last weekend with a grom event on Saturday and a costume filled adult day on Sunday. Both days were extremely well attended and incredibly fun. It was impossible not to be swept up by the love and joy in this community. Thank you to everyone responsible for making this event happen and to all those who attended and made it so much fun. A special thank you to the Rowlee family and Buck for emodying the most stoke we have ever seen.
We took our underwater housing out for the second time yesterday and had a blast shooting in the water. The strong offshore winds stood up the nice little waves creating sweet hollow barrels. We have a lot of practicing ahead of us, but it was so fun to take pictures in the surf on such a beautiful day and we got a few good shots. Looking forward to more practice soon.
Veterans were invited to the Wall at 10th Street this past Thursday to learn how to surf. This event was a great display of the spirit and simple joy of surfing. Volunteers helping all the veterans catch waves - some of them for the first time ever. Smiles all around.
I went over to the Wall this morning in hopes of getting a few shots of some longboarders riding at sunrise. I certainly didn't expect glassy waist+ waves, but it was probably for the best that I didn't bring my board. One guy was kind enough to offer to let me borrow one of his, but I had plenty of fun shooting from the beach. Here is a quick edit I put together, just playing around with a more conventional surf-video style. Please let me know what you think and if you are or know any of the surfers in this video, please comment. I would love to give you credit and get in touch so we could talk later on. Enjoy.