We are excited to be able to share a video and a few photos from fellow Alaskan surfer Freddie Munoz. As I’m sure you’ll agree, Freddie’s video provides a nice, intimate view of the surf culture in a place that even waves have trouble reaching!
In the spring of 2012 I enrolled in the Ethnographic Film Methods class offered at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. In the class we were required to create a 10 minute film that would highlight a ritual process and illuminate a cultural world. After hearing this I knew that I wanted to try and film the passionate surfers of Juneau. I wanted to try and convey why one would want to surf in 70mph winds in the winter! Here is my attempt of trying to capture this small yet avid surfing community.
Without further ado:
Freddie did a great job ‘illuminating the cultural world’ of this unique Alaskan surf scene. Check out a few more of his still photos below.