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Already revered for their last all-East Coast release Destined For Second, Pat Stublen and Brian Townsend’s follow-up dives even deeper into the Atlantic Seaboard’s talent pool, featuring everyone from ‘CT celebrities (Slates, the Hobgoods and Lopezes) to local heroes ( Noah Snyder, Sam Hammer and Matt Gilligan) to world traveling ambassadors (Ben Bourgeois, Asher Nolan and Gabe Kling.)
StubTown spent more than 18 months compiling footage for Back to the Front, not only traveling the Atlantic Coast but across the world,, including Australia, Mexico, Hawaii andNicaragua, where they filmed the footage for Surfing’s 2004 Camp Hobgood DVD.
According to The Mag:
BTF shows what a little extra effort can do on both sides of the production process. By putting in time to get exclusive footage and make it look sharp, this labor of love feels like a top notch vid worthy of Stublen’s hero Taylor Steele.
Heat Sheet: 9 out of 10 …
Although some sections run a little long, no other film succeeds so well in showing what the East Coast has to offer at home and abroad. You want to see the best of the young crew? Follow Benny B. and Peter Mendia on their global exploits. You want hardcharging legends? Check out Baron Knowlton’s bravado as he battles giant Puerto Escondido. You want stunt pilots? Watch Matt Gilligan and Jeff Myers team up on Ozzie Wright. But the big star of the whole picture is the East Coast surf itself, as some of the most sickening sections are actually homebrewed, including the Isabel swell at an undisclosed sandbar that — much like this vid — is yet to be topped.
Destined For Second
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CLICK HERE for clip from Back to the Front.