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Just Beneath the Surface Episode 3.3

By |January 24th, 2020|Video Production|

Who are the characters that thrive on LBI during the long winter? In Just Beneath the Surface Season Three, Episode three, we meet Brie Fagan who talks about the beautiful extremes of the off season. We also explore sailing, from our historical vessels to the AJ Meerwald to the young sailors competing for the yacht clubs locally. This is Long Beach Island as we are certain you have never seen ...

Tres Generations Baja Sur

By |January 16th, 2020|Personal|

There are few things more exciting than a sea lion pup playing with your kid underwater. Coen/Todd family trip to Baja for Mick and Sandy’s anniversary. They instilled in us a sense of adventure and we got to all spend a week together on Bahia La Paz, cliff jumping, finding little waves on the Pacific, exploring pristine beaches, watching Uncle Brian hunting in his underwater element, eating 100 tacos...oh and diving with ...

Pyzel on Simple Tools for A First Backyard Board for Surfer Mag

By |January 13th, 2020|Editorial|

DIY board-building is one of the most time-honored and creative aspects of surf culture. For a lot of salts, going deep into the garage and emerging with something that may or may not resemble a surfboard is a bucket lister of the surf experience. Imagine doing a stylish mid-faced turn or making an impossibly fast section on a sled with your own signature on the stringer. I spoke with John ...

How a Shark Epidemic Is Changing Surfing and Community on Cape Cod

By |January 8th, 2020|Editorial|

Cody DeGroff This was one of the more important stories I have written in a while, focusing on the Great White Shark problem on Cape Cod. Granted the water off Massachusetts is a bit colder than New Jersey, but I am trying to imagine how we would handle this on Long Beach Island. “My son is about to turn 14. I started him surfing when he was about ...

Jetty Craft & Calling Coquina Jam Conversation

By |July 29th, 2019|On Air Hosting|

The Jetty Coquina Jam has always meant a lot to me and I have been the announcer from the very first year when it was a little weeknight contest up in Harvey Cedars in 2009. For the last decade, the money raised has gone to David's Dream & Believe Cancer Foundation, who directly distributes funds to families in our area battling a cancer diagnosis. I've been working with Jetty on ...

Magic Mountain Travel Guide for Adventure Sports Network

By |March 16th, 2019|Editorial|

I recently did a quick trip up to New England with a few LBI locals that turned into a fun little travel piece for Adventure Sports Network. Ryan Johnson took some awesome photos and it was a reminder of how wonderful and basic a trip to Vermont can be. "....A mint on your pillow is nice. And a crafted hot drink by a gas fire pit, a high speed gondola, ...

Burton’s Sustainability Goals for TetonGravity.com

By |December 17th, 2018|Editorial|

The earth’s climate has risen two degrees Fahrenheit in the past 100 years. While the effects are varied and dramatic, as one might imagine, it’s not the best thing for long, snow-filled winters. Not the best news for early season runs and those bonus days of spring riding? 97 percent of scientists are in agreement on the phenomenon. Photo: Blotto. Yet, the President of the United States doesn’t believe industry ...

Seashell Resort and Beach Club Brand Video

By |September 28th, 2018|Commercial Work, Video Production|

The Seashell Resort and Beach Club in Beach Haven is a restaurant, night spot, gorgeous hotel, pool, tiki bar, wedding venue, martini bar and patio grill. It's a place that people return for every part of their life. We showed all of it. https://vimeo.com/278333797

Tide Table Project

By |July 25th, 2018|Commercial Work|

The start of 2018 has been one of the best of my career, loaded with fantastic projects. For this one in particular, I was hired as part of the Togetherness Agency as a copy writer/local project manager in rebranding, building five websites, bolstering social media, and creating a web store for the Tide Table Group. You may know them as the Mud City restaurants - Mud City Crab House, Parker's Garage Ship Bottom Shellfish, The ...

Just Beneath the Surface, Season Two

By |July 12th, 2018|Commercial Work, Video Production|

For the last several years I've put a lot of time an effort in a mini-documentary series based on the LBI Region called Just Beneath the Surface with Oak Leaf Media. It's mean to give folks a deeper understanding of life here - the outdoors, the cultural and the people. It's not about bringing more people necessarily, it's about making more engaged visitors. The idea is to give people a sense of ...

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