The stoke was at an unparalleled high in Carolina Beach, N.C. on a hot summer morning. Hoot’s and hollers echoed from one end of the 400-person lineup to the other. But out of those 400, only about five or six were surfing the clean 2-3 foot peelers with a slight offshore breeze, a very atypical ratio for a playful weekend swell in Southeastern North Carolina.
All the commotion was thanks to the amazing program that is “Life Rolls On,” which creates a platform for adaptive athletes and other handi-capable people to get back into the ocean. For some, it’s a return to riding waves. In some cases, this was their first time ever. Since motivational speaker/Founder/Executive Director/CEO of “Life Rolls On,” Jesse Billauer suffered a surfing accident 20 years ago, Jesse has been a C-6 Quadriplegic and a leading voice in changing the way beach towns and cities look at their infrastructure for handicapped people. “Life Rolls On” is a truly inspiring event that any surfer would enjoy, I encourage everyone to find one of these events happening near by and volunteer. Be thankful and bring only your best Aloha to the beach!
Screening with: Dead in the Water
Tony Morin is a Videographer/Photographer living in Wilmington, North Carolina. Born in Virginia, he grew up surfing the grom-infested boat wake that is Virginia Beach. After getting hired to follow a small group of surfers to Puerto Rico, he sold most of his stuff and moved to Rincon to perfect his surfing, photography, and immerse himself in the Spanish culture. He’s been in the film industry for almost 15 years now as a Location Manager and UPM for episodic TV and Fortune 500 commercials. His company Hendy Street, focuses on Live Music, Outdoor Sports, and protecting the greatest resource we know, Water. His company is the official media team for Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation and has created multiple award-winning spots that help tell the story of Mother Ocean and the people that protect her.