Mar 16, 2011

Back Home

Some of you may have known but I've been in the Bahamas the past week, hence the lack of posts.  But I have something for you.  Almost one year ago we experienced some really good waves.  It was really foggy and I couldn't get a fast enough shutter speed so I shot video.

Now back in the states, I took some time to edit all the clips.

The video was shot last year, March 12, 2010.  It was one of my first attempts at video so I wasn't using a tripod or had a clue really what I was doing.  Good waves though.

Mike C
Mar 8, 2011

Keep you Entertained

I've gathered a bunch of clips and shots over the past few weeks.  This is the post you'll see most of them.  I am still torn up after missing out on Sundays barrel session.  Blah, here are some pictures.

Friday 3/4

Friday started off with the hope of some sizable windswell changing to cleaner conditions late in the day.  Didn't really materialize with only few people out not doing much. Kiteboarder was having fun though....

...After leaving the Washout, driving on Folly Road, hoping for some clean waves in the future I witnessed several of these whizzing by me...

...A good rule of thumb when determining to turn around and follow the fire trucks is when you've never even seen that type of rescue truck before.  So I turned around and as I was coming over the last little Folly Bridge I saw this at the boat launch...

...A full on rescue was in progress by the time I got back to Folly.  Boats being launched, helicopters in the air, and ambulances at the ready.  Here's what was at stake...

...The capsized boat you see in the foreground was carrying two people in it.  When it capsized the two men fell into the river.  Usually the Folly River is relatively calm but waves and wind that afternoon made it very hard for a small boat to navigate safely.  The strong incoming tide didn't help either.  With the wind blowing one direction and the tide going in the other; it only complicated the rescue efforts.  Fortunately one of the occupants that fell off the boat was picked up by rescue personnel.  The other man was still presumed missing...

 ...Although an extensive rescue was attempted the second man was not found in time.  An official investigation into the accident where one man died, is still ongoing...

Saturday 3/5

Saturday afternoon at the Washout.  Waves were much bigger and the wind turned more squarely onshore so the drift chilled out.  (Some photos required ISO's above 400 ('noise','sketch colors')


Don't want to talk about it.  BAHHHHH Stupid work.


You know how I told you I was going to make Sunday up to you people?  Well I freakin tried.  I bit the bullet and woke up at the crack of dawn hoping there would be swell left over from Sunday afternoon.  Yeah...

I like doing posts like this.  Maybe more like this to come in the future.  I heard Bryant over at Thomas Bros Blog got some footage of Sunday afternoon.  Keep an eye on it.

Mike C 

Mar 6, 2011

I'll Make it Up Tomorrow

I missed it this afternoon! Because of work! On Sunday?!!!

Yeah, I kept checking the cam at work and let's just say I thorughly dissapointed with myself for being at work.  Let's hope for some leftovers in the AM.

Mike C.

ps.  Justin over at Follyhood told me he got some shots from Sunday afternoon.  Go check him out.
Mar 1, 2011
The highly anticipated debut film by the Thomas Brothers, Waves in Our Pocket, premieres March 26th at the American Theater, downtown Charleston. 


Seats are limited.  Be sure to get your tickets sharply at 10AM.  Tickets are expected to go fast due to the many inquiries over the past few days.

This is a RED CARPET event.  The party continues at OMALLEY's down the street.  FREE ADMISSION to Omalley's with your ticket stub.

Waves in Our Pocket has just been chosen to be in the 2011 Charleston International Film Festival.

Don't miss this opportunity to see something Charleston has never seen before!