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“Who was Andy Irons” for Teton Gravity

By |May 30th, 2018|Editorial|

Full disclosure, I never interviewed A.I. I watched him, read about him, and wrote about his heats, but I never spoke with him. Yet a large part of my career was covering pro surfing at that time and I was fully aware of what he meant to the sport. I was on the beach at the Billabong Pipe Masters the day his son Axel was born on Kauai and Bruce ...

Red Bull Switchboard

By |January 28th, 2018|Editorial, On Air Hosting|

  Since I started snowboarding, it was always very deeply tied to surfing and skating. Even though I've always been merely average at all three, I've has this fascination with the crossover - surfing a big north swell at Holyoke in the morning and running up to the Poconos for the twilight session, hiking a hit in Northern California and then checking the jetty at Humboldt before dark, riding at ...

“Dark Horizons” for Surfer Magazine

By |January 21st, 2018|Editorial|

I grew up reading every issue of Surfer Magazine cover to cover. It has always been an honor to get a feature assignment for "the bible of the sport," but it's increasingly rare these days with the state of print media. Hence, I am very excited to share "Dark Horizons," in the February 2018 issue.  Surfer Magazine, February, 2018  While the photos are top notch and we did document the ...

Visit Ocean County Video Spot

By |December 4th, 2017|Commercial Work, Video Production|

After seeing our mini-documentary series, Just Beneath the Surface, Ocean County's Office of Tourism and Business Development hired myself and Oak Leaf Media to create a video spot for the county. We were very excited to take on this project. We took a couple of days this summer and put together something that really shows the best of Ocean County. Our models were awesome. Brie Fagan and Dave Ambrose especially were troopers. ...

Just Beneath the Surface, Episode 1.3

By |September 26th, 2017|Video Production|

Summer's busy. It's busy as hell. And I know it's tough for folks to follow along with everything going on. Now that things are slowing down, I have a chance to share the project that has kept me on my toes this year. Thanks to Dave's Electric, Farias Surf, Mud City Crab House  the Ship Bottom Brewery and never ending support from the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce  we've done an entire ...

Dave Vision Tribute, The Aquarian

By |March 28th, 2017|Editorial|

Of everything I have ever written, this is likely to be among the most meaningful to me. In early January, we said good-bye to Dave Franklin of Vision, aka DaVish, a guy who welcomed me deeper into New Jersey punk/hardcore 20 years ago, as he did for so many over the years that I now count as friends. On Sunday, April 2, we will celebrate Dave's life and character in ...

Interview with Travis Rice on “The Fourth Phase.”

By |September 25th, 2016|Editorial|

Last week, I got a one-on-one interview with Travis Rice in LA, on the day of the premiere of his latest film "The Fourth Phase." I hesitate to call this a "snowboard" film because it's so much more. Rice and crew studied, followed, and rode the hydrological cycle of the North Pacific for four years. It's not just an action sports film - it documents the place where riding, science, ...

Salty Dog Cruise for Inked Mag

By |June 18th, 2016|Commercial Work|

Last Saint Patrick's Day, I set sail with a few thousand punk rock misfits and Irish hooligans aboard the Salty Dog Cruise - Flogging Molly's annual voyage out of Miami to the Bahamas with an amazing lineup. Three straight days of seeing Rancid in a small venue and floating around on rafts in the Caribbean with Fishbone watching Flogging Molly, plus hanging with Frank Turner, Christopher Ellis, and The Street Dogs. ...

Joe Sib Interview for Huck

By |February 11th, 2015|Editorial|

Joe Sib is the co-founder of Side One Dummy Records, the guys who have put out record by 7 Seconds, the Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, the Casualties, and Title Fight, and are still releasing amazing work from Pup, Restorations, and Chuck Ragan. Sib is still running the day to day ops at Side One Dummy, but in addition to the day job, he's got a little ...

Jared Hart/Brian Fallon Acoustic Release

By |September 18th, 2014|Commercial Work, Editorial|

Every single day I am grateful for getting to occasionally work with the artists I love. This was a piece I wrote during the Red Bull Sound Select Days. Brian Fallon and Jared Hart had recorded a few Gaslight and Scandals songs for a digital release. "A couple of weeks ago, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem brought Jared Hart, the young frontman of The Scandals, a punk band out ...

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