Second Day of Filming.
Fort Cronkite, Marin CA
February 24, 7:30 AM

Four local Black Surfers gathered for a morning session. The journey started in Pacifica where Kevin picked up a fellow surfer, Jerrod Ewell who lives in the neighborhood. Jerrod grew up surfing the waters of Oahu and recently relocated to the colder waters of Nor Cal. From there they headed into San Francisco’s Mission District where Darrick joined them for the trip over the Golden Gate Bridge towards Marin.

Dark grey swollen rain clouds and variable winds threatened to make things difficult, but it wasn’t enough to put a damper on the enthusiasm we felt about getting out in the water. At Cronkhite Beach we met up with one of the most vibrant, life-stoked surfers ever, Jason Gittens. He has roots all the way back to the legendary Dogtown Crew.

The rain started to come down as we checked out the surf and while we suited up but then miraculously stopped just as it was time to paddle. The winds subsided and the ocean glassed off. The cameras rolled as we all caught a few waves. Jason used his local knowledge and Dogtown roots to score all the best waves. After about 45 minutes the elements decided the session was over. The onshore winds blew us out of the water and the rain began to come down.

Jason had to head over to the local Marin surfshop, Proof Lab, to get some stickers for the kids at a surf contest in Trinadad. When we all showed up the guys at Proof Lab let us set up right in the middle of the shop to do some interviews. It was perfect.

The whole morning was perfect. It was only made possible by all the enthusiasm and support by the community. Monica, Eric, Kevin, Linda & Proof Lab…….THANKS!!

On the horizon is similar session with the local Black Female Surfers and an interview the founder of the Black Surfing Association, Tony Corley!

It’s only the beginning…..



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