Surf Stories

Category: Surf Stories

Florida Surf Film Festival co-founders Kevin Miller and John Brooks dive behind the scenes with today’s greatest surf filmmakers.

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June 1, 2024 New

Refuge To Be Found with Christian Beamish

by DLS

Christian Beamish, writer, shaper, and boat builder, shares some stories with John about shaping single fins, surfing inspirations, building a

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May 20, 2024 New

071 – On the Roark Road with Ryan Hitzel and Ryan Sirianni

by DLS

We have storytellers, and then, we have Ryan Hitzel and Ryan Sirianni, who have built a brand around travel tales

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May 3, 2024

Remote Fireside with Jeff Johnson

by DLS

Jeff Johnson is a surfer, published writer, climber, director, photographer, and storyteller. The climbs up El Capitan, life guarding on the North

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April 16, 2024

Bucky and the Mad Clips with Travis Ajay

by DLS

Travis Ajay, aka Bucky Johnstone, Mad Dog McTavish, Nacho, Derek "Dynamite" Jones, discusses early web clips focused on the archetypes

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April 1, 2024

Breaking Waves Sailing with Ben Whyte and Alie Mancuso

by DLS

The ultimate adventure awaits, and Alie Mancuso and Ben Whyte have been preparing for a while. Their 1980s 41-foot sailboat,

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March 15, 2024

View from the Roof with Jock Sutherland

by DLS

A shot in the dark request for a documentary film called Molokai Solo starring Audrey Sutherland caught Kevin's attention, and

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March 1, 2024

From Satellite with Justin Purser

by DLS

Justin Purser directed And Two If By Sea starring CJ and Damien Hobgood, which shared the relationship between twin brothers

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February 12, 2024

Go Ahead; Go Shred with Gregory Harrison

by DLS

Chandler in North Shore is one of Gregory Harrison's favorite roles. After being passed up for the role of Jack

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February 1, 2024

Kulcha Shok Muzik with LanceO

by DLS

LanceO is a Florida reggae DJ with a deep understanding of what it takes to put a room at ease

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January 15, 2024

Mexico Time with Cynthia Posner

by DLS

Writer and producer, Cynthia Posner, took off for Mexico during the pandemic to get out of the fast pace Los

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January 2, 2024

Turtle Survives Tsunamis

by DLS

John Philbin's blossoming acting career was self-admittedly sabotaged by a disease called surfing. He'd lock down a role in a

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December 11, 2023

Loose-Fish with Martin Daly

by DLS

Liberating treasure from the ocean floor revealed gold on the surface. He managed to keep it a secret for ten

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December 1, 2023

Road to Patagonia with Matty Hannon

by DLS

When Matty Hannon picked up a camera in 2006, he had no idea what the end would look like sixteen

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November 15, 2023

…Lost & Found with Joe Alani

by DLS

A career in surf documentary filmmaking comes in many ways. For Joe Alani, showing up with his reputation of a

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November 2, 2023

In Perpetuity with Dick Metz

by DLS

Dick Metz was the focus of the recent biographical documentary Birth of the Endless Summer by Richard Yelland, sharing his

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October 17, 2023

The Chronicles of G-Land with Dian Hadiani

by DLS

Dian Hadiani grew up on Java and experienced surf media and fascination as a child. Her background as an investigative

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October 2, 2023

The Long Run with Greg Long

by DLS

The 8-Time XXL Big Wave Award Winner and 2010 Eddie Aikau Invitational Winner, Greg Long, joins us for some deep

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September 18, 2023

Cave Paintings With Matt George

by DLS

For forty years, Matt George profiled surfers like Kelly Slater and Bethany Hamilton and has published these in his new

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September 1, 2023

Converge with Nate Tyler

by DLS

Nate Tyler earns his living as a kinetic sculptor and a professional surfer in the central California hills about twenty

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August 16, 2023

Garden Variety with Harrison Roach

by DLS

Harrison Roach shares quite a few good stories with us.  We’d expect nothing less from this ride-anything journeyman.  His charm

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August 3, 2023

Stoker Machine with Darieus Legg

by DLS

Darieus Legg is a filmmaker and surfer who has rediscovered his passion for filmmaking and animation through his latest short

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July 19, 2023

051 – Neverland: The Book with Tricia Shantz

by DLS

In Neverland, author Tricia Shantz chronicles American and Australian surfers’ influence on the north coast of New South Wales in the

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July 5, 2023

The Way of the Water with Sean Murphy

by DLS

For as many years as we’ve been dreaming about empty line-ups around the world, Sean Murphy has run Waterways Travel,

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June 26, 2023

Cold Water Eden with Richie Fitzgerald

by DLS

From the northwest of Ireland, Richie Fitzgerald’s debut memoir, Cold Water Eden, has received incredible reviews and covers his history in

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June 8, 2023

From Italy with Love with Emiliano Cataldi

by DLS

When John Milius’s masterpiece, Big Wednesday, toured through Italy in the late 70’s, the local watermen responded by removing the mast

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May 25, 2023

School of Gundy with Erik Gunderson

by DLS

Kevin grabs an old central Florida friend for this episode, Erik Gunderson.  They met in high school and began surfing

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May 15, 2023

Shoulder Season with Eden Saul

by DLS

Shoulder season generally implies smaller, playful waves and a generally mellow vibe… In this episode, we chat with Eden Saul of

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April 26, 2023

Divinity of the Ordinary with Nathan Oldfield

by DLS

A self-taught filmmaker, Nathan Oldfield has always embraced surfing’s DIY culture—fixing dings at age 10 and shaping his own boards

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April 11, 2023

The Middle Man with Devon Howard

by DLS

If you’re one of the growing number of surfers enjoying your mid-length lately, you can and should thank Devon Howard

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March 22, 2023

No. 1 Surfer In The World: Sterling Spencer

by DLS

Sterling Spencer is the undisputed No. 1 surfer in the world, but he took time off his schedule to visit

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March 9, 2023

Cacao Barrels with Shannon “Hopper” Eichstaedt

by DLS

Shannon “Hopper” Eichstaedt has an addiction; it’s a healthy one. Big barrels provide the spike in adrenaline necessary to flood endorphins

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February 27, 2023

The Impossible Wave with Jessica and Jay Johnson

by DLS

Fernando Aguerre’s quest to bring surfing to the Olympic Games is a 27-year story. Jessica and Jay Johnson, co-directors and

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February 20, 2023

Florida Boy with Ashton Goggans

by DLS

Ashton Goggans has figured out a way to report on a pastime and culture he loves, make documentary films, and

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January 26, 2023

Leeward Wrap with Mikey Corker

by DLS

“Sending it” on a wave could be a good analogy for the outstanding feature film director Mikey Corker just finished.

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January 17, 2023

Rear Ended in Indonesia with Michael Dunphy

by DLS

Michael Dunphy, a professional surfer based in New Smyrna Beach, has been putting in the time.  We have WSL alerts

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January 1, 2023

New Smyrna Beach Inlet Pioneers with Kem McNair and David Coffee

by DLS

Tune in for a history lesson from East Coast Surfing Hall of Famer, Kem McNair, and New Smyrna Beach long-time

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December 12, 2022

Island X with Ben Weiland

by DLS

Ben Weiland holds three awards from the nine years we’ve run festivals. Island X won Best Surf Movie - Feature for 2022. Here’s

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December 1, 2022

Raglan Surf Report with Luke Cedarman

by DLS

Your instagram feed will be better nourished by following Raglan Surf Report, run by Kiwi surfer Luke Cederman.  Comedy is

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November 18, 2022

Facing Monsters with Kerby and Cortney Brown

by DLS

Facing Monsters, winner of the 2022 Best Documentary and Best Cinematography in the feature category, just dropped online.  Kerby and

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November 1, 2022

Tupat with Patrick Eichstaedt

by DLS

Patrick Eichstaedt has been shooting surfers since his teenage years and had enough foresight and passion for the art of

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October 13, 2022

Natural High with Jack Coleman

by DLS

In the 9 years we've been at this festival, Jack Coleman's work has appeared on our big screen 5 times,

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October 3, 2022

In the Malibu Parking Lot with Jamie Brisick

by DLS

Jamie Brisick grabs the mic for an hour chat with us, down on the beach in Malibu, CA.  What a

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August 14, 2022

Mother Lisa with Lisa Anderson

by DLS

Sponsor: LinkedIn.com/surf   CREDITS Host, Producer: Kevin Miller @KevMill1028 Host, Producer: John Brooks @Brooksy______ Artwork: Tom Macaluso @SpikeInitiative

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