film and video

As perfect as Pipe gets

Derek Ho's awesome Barrel on Jan 21st 2011

I’ve been photographing the north shore for almost 20 years and although there are a lot of really great Pipe surfers, some absolutely stand out on their own. One such surfer is 1993 world surfing champion; Derek Ho. I usually only see him

Pipe Carnage!


Folks, the waves were going off at Pipeline two afternoons ago, however there were a lot of wipeouts going down, with the Pipeline doing all kinds of unexpected things. I was so impressed by the wipeout action, I decided to move over to film mode and see what I could come up with. I wasn’t […]

Tasmanian surfers fearless in BIG HUGE waves that can squash you like an ant

Stern Carnage

Some of the guys down in my homeland of Tasmania are just fearless when it comes to big scary waves that can squash you like an ant. Check out this clip from my my mate Marti Paradisis. The level that you would be running at to pull this stuff off is unimaginable to most folk. […]

Redondo Pier in LA has a cool surf beach

On the last morning of my recent Californian road trip, we checked out Redondo pier in Los Angeles county in the early morning twilight , before I headed off back to Hawaiion the 9.40 am flight. I’d photographed piers all the way up and down the so cal and central Cal coasts, but never saw […]

Flynn’s Glass Tahiti’an Shute

Flynn Novak gets spat out of the tube in Tahiti.

I recently set up recent Kustom Airstrike winner; Flynn Novak with a couple of Go Pro HD cameras for his Tahitian trip and this beautiful piece of butter flowed out of the memory card, when he returned a couple of weeks later. I just love the way the water is soooo glassy and transparent and […]

Flynn Novak Bro’file

Flynn Novak bro'file

Folks, I’ve known Flynn for pretty much the whole 15 years that I’ve lived on the north shore and he seriously is the most talented surfer with the least sponsors, I’ve ever seen. The poor guy has had n extraordinarily bad run with less than quality sponsors and he’s really looking for a company home […]

Smart little penguin knows when it’s time to make friends.

There’s something very cool about penguins. They have no fear of humans at all. We can easily move amongst them without causing any alarm amongst their numbers. So it was no surprise to me when I saw this cool video of a penguin outmanouvering a pod of killer whales. He eluded them for a couple […]

Epic short lived Pipe Session.

Late afternoon Pipe feb 26th 2010

Well folks, it sure has been a weird old week here on the north shore. It started out with the tsunami threat which most folks took quite seriously indeed. Ever since that day, it’s been howling trade winds at varying degrees of knots between 20 and 50. Pretty much victory at sea conditions, for the […]

Epic Sunset Beach a few days ago

Classic Sunset - Feb 26th 2010

I was surprised to stumble upon pretty good quality surf at Sunset a few days ago. It’s taken me till now to get a clip together. Enjoy! Aloha Sean Epic Sunset Beach

Torquoise water fun with the Go pro HD

Amazingly both of my pro cameras are on the blink and hence, are on their way to the Canon repair shop at the mo’, so I’ve been enjoying, filming the sandbars with the new Go Pro HD cam. I shot some hand held footage of random surfers and waves, but then, I was able to […]

Real fair dinkum Aussie Boxing Kangaroo and he’s mean!

I saw this a while ago, but just stumbled across it again and found it so entertaining, that I thought I’d share with you this priceless piece of Aussie culture from one of their TV talk shows Pay particular attention to the kangaroo‘s interactions with the lady in the green, then the bloke in the […]

Some more video, this time from Off The Wall

Off The Wall, 12-27-09

I’ve been doing some dabbling on the video feature with my new cameras, in between shoots. Here’s some cool stuff from Off The Wall, yesterday morning. Enjoy Sean

and yet, some more cool video from the river surfing, yesterday

I grabbed a few more clips and threw ’em together on iMovie. Nothing too fancy, but its entertaining… Sean

more river surfing at Waimea with the – Canon 7D HD video

Following on from the last post, this is some actual video that I filmed on the Canon 7D of the amazing river surfing, going on. Take a look and you’ll be amazed. Aloha Sean

Jamie Obrien bag’s his first BIG Pipe Barrel of the 09-10 season

He caught this ridiculous barrel just half an hour into his surf.

Jamie Obrien’s Season Opener at Pipe

Sep 25th was quite the opening day at the Pipe. The swell had come in mighty strong the night before and ploughed out a decent amount of the sand which so often ruins the early season at Pipe. By daybreak, there were bombs to be had, all be it with weird lumps and double ups […]

About as free as one can be, while still attached to the ground

This guy’s name is Jean Yves Blondeau, which I’d hazard a guess might mean he is from France perhaps. Anyhow, it looks like these guys were filming in Norway or a similar place. This guy is incredible. It looks like he has sets of wheels attached to each arm and several other areas of his […]

My slide show, simply titled Beach

I built some slide shows some time ago and thought it was about time that I shared some here on this site. This show is simply entitled “Beach” and as you might expect, the subject matter is beach related. Music is provided by Aussie maestro; Red Whyte. You can check him out by pressing here: […]

Consolidated Amusements Hawaii has the best theatrical trailer in the world

Just about anyone who’s been to a few movies in Hawaii is familiar with the cool traditional Hawaiian style theatrical trailer that they show before every major feature at Consolidated Amusements theaters. I’ve been living here for 12 years now and I always enjoy watching the trailer before the film. Come to think of it, […]

Real Life parallels to being a freelance photographer, these days

MY photog’ buddy in Oz; Scotty Needham just forwarded this link to me at Just about anyone who freelances in this world has been taking a hit over the past few years and it aint any different in the surf industry world, let me tell you folks. The number of times that you’ll seal […]

Profile video from new film by Tim Bonython

Hi everyone. My friend Tim Bonython is a surf film legend and has been pumping out high quality surf films for what seems to be at least a good 20 years. You may remember the old “Hawaii 90” vid’s. Yep, he was doing those too. Tim’s had some truly amazing films in recent years and […]

Hilarious surf spoof of Hitler’s ruined surf trip

Someone emailed me this video link the other day. They took a scene from one of those old war movies featuring a scene where Hitler’s getting all snapped on his officers. They then added their own surfing subtitles to the scene. The result is hilarious. Check it out:

Surfboard cam footage with the GoPro Surf Hero camera

Some of you may have noticed the introduction of these tiny new cameras from Go Pro. Weighing in at only a couple of ounces, the cameras are about 2 inches square in size and come in their own tiny water housing, complete with a 170 degree fisheye lens. There’s more, You can fit the cameras […]

Pipeline at Sunset time

Lane and I were on our way to a friend’s birthday gathering at Jocko’s, but thought we’d stop by Pipe on the way just to get a look in. It had cleaned up a lot. There were a few tasty tubes rolling through. Meanwhile Ruben was playing a nice little riff on his ukulele. Someone […]