Red Bull Rampage

I took off for a long weekend in Souther Utah to attend the worlds craziest downhill mountain biking comp.

1600 fans gather on a mountain 4 miles from the nearest road.

1600 fans gather on a mountain 4 miles from the nearest road.

Mid mountain dirt to dirt jump  

Mid mountain dirt to dirt jump

 

Brendan Fairclough's massive gap jump.

Brendan Fairclough's massive gap jump.

This 72ft canyon gap was ridden by a handfull of people before Kelly decided to backflip in the main.

This 72ft canyon gap was ridden by a handfull of people before Kelly decided to backflip in the main.

Spain's Andreu Lacondeguy with a massive seat grab over the Specialized kicker.

Spain's Andreu Lacondeguy with a massive seat grab over the Specialized kicker.

Battle of the Paddle, Dana Point, CA

Once a year at Doheny Beach in Dana Point the worlds best Stand Up Paddle boarders gather to race in and out of the surf. Also relay races, kids races, amateur races and other fun events.

Turn one of the open mens race.

Turn one of the open mens race.

Byron makes an outside buoy turn in front of a fast group.

Byron makes an outside buoy turn in front of a fast group.

Kids race.

Kids race.

the races into the beach make for some of the best SUP carnage.

the races into the beach make for some of the best SUP carnage.

The Hobie Paddle Board crew.

The Hobie Paddle Board crew.

Alter Cup racing and the America's Cup

Headed up to San Fran area for the annual Alter Cup race that happened to be raced on Hobie 16's this year. Stuck around to watch the first few races of the America's Cup on the AC72's.

The Regatta host beach.

The Regatta host beach.

A busy A mark rounding.

A busy A mark rounding.

Mike & Karen racing up close to the crowd that was early for the AC72's first race.

Mike & Karen racing up close to the crowd that was early for the AC72's first race.

A Hobie 16 getting up close & personal with Oracle.

A Hobie 16 getting up close & personal with Oracle.

Oracle & Emirates racing up the city front on race one!

Oracle & Emirates racing up the city front on race one!

Family kayak and Paddleboarding in Michigan

After Chicago and Wisconsin I flew to southern Michigan to meet up with a few Hobie reps and family for a few days off and some small shoots. 

Bets, Maria and Chase cruising.

Bets, Maria and Chase cruising.

Bets & Nickie.

Bets & Nickie.

John looking to take the Revo 11 to new heights. 

John looking to take the Revo 11 to new heights. 

Kayak Fishing video shoot on the Great Lakes

After Chicago I headed north to meet up with Rob Wendel and head out to his favorite fishing location on the Great Lakes. 

Rob Wendel is a Hobie reginal fishing team member that fishes from a Mirage Pro Angler 14. Rob explains why he chooses the PA14, how he has rigged his hull and shares some of his techniques for fishing in the Great Lakes.

My favorite shot from the trip, rob trolling his lines through a canal that leads out to Lake Michigan from Door County, WI

My favorite shot from the trip, rob trolling his lines through a canal that leads out to Lake Michigan from Door County, WI

Fighting a small mouth bass.

Fighting a small mouth bass.

A long day of offshore fishing in the sun netted Rob this reward. 

A long day of offshore fishing in the sun netted Rob this reward. 

Vail lake kayak fishing shoot for new kayaks

Hobie was launched two new kayak models and this was one of the all day shoots to gain freshwater fishing footage.

Cal lands a largemouth bass from the new Mirage Sport.

Cal lands a largemouth bass from the new Mirage Sport.

Cal & Jim switch over to fish from a tandem after lunch.

Cal & Jim switch over to fish from a tandem after lunch.

Jim not letting a narrow sleek hull get in the way of standing.

Jim not letting a narrow sleek hull get in the way of standing.

Sailing to Santa Cruz Island - Wilderness Collective

Join a creative group of writers and adventurers to sail small multi-hulls from Ventura to Santa Cruz Island for a weekend for camping, surfing, hiking and having a great time on the ocean.

Watch a group of men sail 30 miles across the Santa Barbara channel in small trimaran boats to the Channel Islands. Learn more at: www.wildernesscollective.com Cinematography & Editing: Stephen Yao | https://vimeo.com/stephenyao Music: "Line of Fire" by Junip "The Rip Tide" by Beirut