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Jack McCoy – he's gotta be in the top three all time in the surf-filmmaker category – has provided BB with a double whammy: Some great surf imagery along with a lesson in how he does it.
Before clicking the video below, be advised: I've seen all of McCoy's work, originally when they came out, and again recently after scoring them in the DVD packages he offers on his website…
In reviewing Jack's films, I'll paraphrase what I've said previously about the surf writings of Drew Kampion:
If you're over 40 and surf, McCoy's films are mandatory viewing.
If you're under 40 and surf, ‘mandatory' means you should watch them.
This is part of a series of short films made during the shooting of "Water Time; Surf/Travel Diary of a Mad Man" a filmed memoir by Allan C. Weisbecker
We cut together some footage from our upcoming film "Patterns: The Diary of a Madman Expat Surfer" for a series of stories we're running at Surfline.com. While technically not an "official trailer", this segment will give you some idea of what the film looks like. Featuring original music by Reed KD, and supplemented with surfing footage from Zen and Zero and Going With the Flow.
The Valencia family, whom I know from a previous Mexico visit – and who are sort of the Corleone’s of
this area, if you get my drift -- decided to throw me a party for my 60th birthday. The whole village and
beach showed up for some good mariachi, fine cactus juice and cerveza, and generally raucous doings, including, believe it or not, female impersonators. (Conservative ‘values’ notwithstanding, the Mexican
sense of humor is doing fine here.)
In need of some warm water point waves? Come say hi to my sorry ass in Mexico.
The sublime part is the surf. Been good (chest high or better, usually better) every day since I arrived January 5th. When I say every day, I mean every day. Seven days a week. For two months. It’s double overhead as I write; the first boomer of the March – November south swell season. Right. From here on the surf just gets better.
Back when I was still living in Costa Rica, I took a surf trip with Jesse Timm and Kevin Connelly, which later became the longboard flick "Going With the Flow". Here's a slideshow from the trip.
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