A few days back, Redbull gave the UNCW Frothers Surf Club a chance to film with iconic surf cinematographer and filmmaker Aaron Lieber. When we heard he was on the way to the house, everyone got super stoked while I was sitting in the corner drinking beers nervously awaiting his arrival. Whenever he pulled up,…

I met the Raynor Family in 2006 while my family lived in the “Redneck Riviera”, otherwise known as Carolina Beach. The following year I began giving the three brothers Jake, Jesse and Bo rides to school each morning. I felt so cool being a 16-year-old fresh driver rolling around town grom deep each morning. At…

The definition of  "Atrevido" is bold or daring. So when I heard the song by the Cuban group Orishas, I instantly knew it was the song I wanted to use for this particular edit. The Spanish term perfectly describes the men in the edit. I’ll explain… Shane Burn: Shane is the most driven individual I have…

I originally bought a camera because every grom in Wrightsville Beach ripped. Not me, but pretty much everyone else did. Being exposed to surf films and going to local surf video premieres including Back to the Front (2005), Baggage (2007) , Dirty South 2 (2001) along with plenty of others soon inspired me to become…

This past March, I was invited by Bajun and local legend Zed Layson of Zed’s Surfing Adventures to visit the beautiful island of Barbados. I was lucky enough to meet Zed when I was 16 on a surf trip with my best friend Max Smith. We continued to travel back to the Caribbean where Zed…

When I was younger, I was always hesitant to tell my parents I was planning on leaving the country. I honestly never really had a choice. Since I was 15 years old, my friends would frequently and spontaneously buy plane tickets putting the pressure on me to follow along. Every summer I would work full…