Author: Clay Schmitz
Epic Trestles Surfing
Slow Motion Highlights from the peak swell days of the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro 2010, Andy Irons, Dane Reynolds, John John Florence, Jordy Smith, Owen Wright, Neco Padaratz, Adriano De Souza, and more. Shot with a Canon 7D.
The song is January Groove by Daniel Diaz.
Video by Clay Schmitz.
Jordy Smith Superman
Jordy Smith’s 10 point ride in the Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro 2010.
The focus was off a bit on this clip.
Cold Water Classic 2009
Southern California Surf 2006
Flash Website Design for Clay Island a surf tale
Flash website design for the film Clay Island a surf tale
San Francisco Bay 2006
Cold Water Classic 2009 Steamer Lane
Final day of the 2009 Cold Water Classic at Steamer Lane. Also some clips from the Pro Junior.
Dance With You by Vince Reynolds
Clay Island a surf tale
“A dream concept – get hold of a micro-light seaplane and go searching for empty surf. But the film doesn’t quite do the idea justice. It’s very much a one-man show, a kind of personal project of the director that can be pleasing to the eye, funny and at one point tragic – watch in horror as a session gets cut short before it even starts as a brand new Rusty single-fin meets an out-of-control Fort Point shoulder-hopper.
If you can glide over the stuff that doesn’t work, there’s plenty that does and it makes for an easy, light piece of solo film work. As you’d hope, there’s stunning aerial footage of the coast of Northern California and, when the director pulls out to a far-off tropical island sans micro-light, there’s footage of one of the best looking waves I’ve ever seen anywhere, period. I don’t know where it is, but I want that righthander.” –The Surfer’s Path