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Topic Title: Surf Clip - Puerto Rico
Topic Summary: Opinions wanted!!!
Created On: 02/28/2019 08:39 PM
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 02/28/2019 08:39 PM
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bengibbes

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I grew up here, Surfing RC's and Seagull I have absolutely zero presence and zero name in the surf industry/community and at this point I am not really trying to pursue gaining either of those things. I just love to surf and enjoy seeing edits from the "no-name" east coast guys because it is something I feel we can all relate to. This past year, I moved from Satellite Beach to Brooklyn to pursue a career in the city and while I did do well getting my career started, I only got to surf 20 or so times... It can be an unforgiving place. After enduring New York's harsh winter of 2018, I looked south and made an escape to Puerto Rico for the first few weeks of 2019. I am curious what everyone thinks... Is this clip good enough for me to try and get it published by a surfing publication and if so, does anyone have any connections? Either way I hope you all will enjoy and relate to this clip in some way or another, SIXTH BOROUGH CHEERS!

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Edited: 03/01/2019 at 09:21 AM by bengibbes
 02/28/2019 11:55 PM
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ww

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Nice. Best wishes at videography in the big city. We're living in a rapidly expanding video universe. The NY-PR connection was a big deal when I was a kid.
 03/01/2019 05:14 AM
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Cole

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Nice. You freaked me out with the mumble rap in the beginning, but the Future islands was a good save. Crisp and clean editing too, but I like to see some full length rides included as well.
 03/01/2019 07:03 AM
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Plan B

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Good Surfing and Solid Clip.... but I thought Nassau was becoming the 6th Borough #LGI
 03/01/2019 08:09 AM
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bengibbes

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I would have loved to put more full length clips in the edit but The surf was pretty marginal and generally the left at middles is a one maneuver wave. Hopefully I can get some better surf this spring in NYC

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 03/01/2019 08:55 AM
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Greensleeves

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Good - Seeing the cold surfing and then you could feel how much more free the kid was in the warm so that was a nice touch. The beginning and end had some good non surfing scenes and you could have continued that in the middle surfing part. Having young AOC in the movie was good.

Suggestions - Music a bit punchier, what Cole said - showing take-offs now and then mixxes it up too, what happened to the cat in the sack?


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Edited: 03/01/2019 at 08:56 AM by Greensleeves
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bengibbes

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We kept the cat... he is chilling on the chair next to me right now.

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Edited: 03/14/2019 at 11:11 AM by bengibbes
 03/01/2019 01:02 PM
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surfthecoochie

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"Young AOC"...lol... Did her boss George Soros pay for her to be in the movie?
 03/02/2019 03:52 AM
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CERTON

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Two shakas!! Not the best conditions for PR but way better than here and made me wanna Go SURF. I swear I saw some Middles, Wildos, and other familiar spots in there too. Good for you, thx for sharing.

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 03/02/2019 12:00 PM
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bengibbes

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haha yep alot of this was filmed on the middles left which is why it is a lot of 1 maneuver waves. And the conditions were a let down for sure but still nice to get into trunks : )

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 03/03/2019 05:16 AM
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LIV2SURFDT

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My .02. Anyone who surfs that good after moving to the city and only getting in a limited number of sessions is a talent to be reckoned with. When's the last time you did a contest? Might wanna pursue a different career path that puts you closer to the surf. And did I catch that the girl did the filming? If so, your done. Pretty and can shoot a camera? Jackpot bro. Cheers!
 03/04/2019 03:34 AM
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Cole

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And the conditions were a let down for sure but still nice to get into trunks : )

Now that you brought it up, are we really sure those were trunks you were wearing? llol


Edited: 03/04/2019 at 03:35 AM by Cole
 03/04/2019 01:44 PM
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SurfAddict

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Yea Ben! Miss seeing out in Sat Bch killing-it, but good to see you ripping as hard as ever! That clip is insane! Definitely worthy of getting published. I can't help there, however, as I'm just an old, no-name guy who also grew-up surfing in Satellite Beach and who still loves to surf, LOL. BTW...you may want to consider getting into some QS events...you could do very well!

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 03/04/2019 05:09 PM
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bengibbes

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@Cole L O L The short shorts are for optimum agility and speed so keep hating @everyone thanks for all of the love and also for all of the constructive criticism. It really halps me because I edit these things and I will be taking it all in and applying it when I edit the next one. Tom @ ESM picked it up and published it so if you would all go COMMENT on the ESM page and bring traffic there it would help A LOT ESM LINK "SIXTH BOROUGH"

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 03/05/2019 08:36 AM
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surfmcc32

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Definitely enjoyed it, only things I could say is I didn't like that the first clip was him falling. Crazy how good some people are these days, you'd(is that you surfing?) be on the ct if you were surfing like that 15 years ago.
 03/05/2019 09:03 AM
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bengibbes

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yes, its me and yeah I thought it was a cool looking air because of the inversion/framing but because I didn't pull it I figured that the title shot was a good spot for it. And that is the nature of sports and progression. It has gotten easier to be "good" due to equipment, the economy, technology, etc... But the whole field has risen to a higher level. For instance, I have surfed 3 local pro level contests in FL and gotten last place in my first heat every time... This is just to say that EVERYONE surfs good now.

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 03/05/2019 02:31 PM
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equipeola

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Originally posted by: Greensleeves """Good - . Having young AOC in the movie was good.!!!""" Suggestions - what Cole said - showing take-offs now and then mixxes it up too, what happened to the cat in the sack?


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Edited: 03/05/2019 at 02:32 PM by equipeola
 03/07/2019 03:03 AM
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CoastieJim

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Really enjoyed it, great surfing...the wrapping cutbacks and vert backhand positioning, etc was really good!

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 03/07/2019 06:38 AM
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 03/07/2019 05:16 PM
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Truth

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You should try to find Mikey Detemple And send it to him. Right up his alley

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