Surf/Snowboard Clip from Sherpa Cinema’s “Into the Mind”

Miles Clark |

I’ve always dreamed of a strong snow/surf segment in a ski movie.  A segment where one guy can truly rip on both surf and snow and has the footage to back it up and make it shine.

Sherpa Cinema does a seamless job of intertwining powdery faceshots and frothing waves in this clip.  But I want more.  Move waves, more tubes, more ocean, more sea life, more cutbacks.

I dream of an all California movie.  The best surfers from Santa Cruz and the best skiers and riders from Squaw Valley all in one 45-minute movie.  No backstory on people nor places, just surf and snow, sea and mountain.

For now, I’ll have to keep dreaming.  But this “Into the Mind” clip is a great start.

Santa Cruz, CA.  October 2013.  photo:
Santa Cruz, CA. October 2013. photo:

“DCP’s Surf/Snowboard Segment (from Into the Mind) is a visual exploration of water’s behaviour in various states, and an inquisition to its effect on those who interact with it. Featuring legendary snowboarder DCP (David Carrier Porcheron), as he surfs and snowboards interior British Columbia and Costa Rica, this segment lulls the viewer into that wonderful and content state of hypnosis experienced while riding pow. The segment also features scenes of mountaineering savant Conrad Anker, Kayaking guru Rush Sturges, freestyle wizard Tom Wallisch (stomping his first attempt at a triple), all set in various locations ranging from Tofino, Whistler/Blackcomb, Montana, and beyond.”Sherpa Cinema

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  2. really nice clip. love where ski film is going. our own Chuck Patterson is probably the epitome of surf-ski pro skills. what you mentioned is called a FORM CUT in the film industry, and Sherpa does some nice ones. thanks for the soulful look at H2O.

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