Posts Tagged ‘Wind’

Hookipa with Omri Hazor – Maui 2016

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Hookipa with Omri hazor Maui winter 2015-2016

Track: Vernacular – Malaika and Sashy

Airton & Gollito – Watermen in Arms

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Airton Cozzolino and Gollito Estredo have lots in common. Both are multi-talented, both are skilled at a number of watersports, both are World Champions and both were escaping the poverty of their hometowns, by following their dreams of success. Gollito, the fisherman´s son from El Yaque, is the Freestyle legend, but is also ripping with his Kite and SUP gear. Kite genius Airton Cozzolino from Cabo Verde rips the waves apart on his kiteboard, windsurfboard or SUP, at the highest possible level.

Surfing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding at JAWS February 11, 2016 by Xensr

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The trade winds kicked back in on the North Shore of Maui at Pe’ahi aka Jaws. Early morning continued with bombs from the day before that surfers like Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Francisco Porcella and others dared to ride. Later in the day the windsurfers and kite boarders came out to play in 30-40ft waves. Check more out at

How to Train Like a King | Jesse Richman

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

“World Champion”, “World Record holder”, “King of the Air”. . . kiter Jesse Richman has added a hefty stack of impressive titles to his belt over the years. Tireless in his mental and physical training, always pushing the limits, Jesse is as committed and fearless as they come.

Whether surfing 30-foot swells at Jaws (Peahi, Maui), kiting across the entire Great Barrier Reef and flying upwards of 60-feet on his Naish Torch, if something involves extreme kiting, you can be sure Jesse is there to meet the challenge head on.

Though he makes it all look easy, don’t be fooled; there is a substantial amount of planning and preparation involved to sustain the level of extreme sport athlete. Catch a glimpse of what it takes with this “day-in-the-life” footage—filmed by Xensr on Maui—while Jesse prepares for a major session at Jaws and trains for Red Bull King of the Air.

Film and Edit by Jake Miller and Bryan Metcalf-Perez of Xensr
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On

From Timber To Tide

Friday, November 6th, 2015

A new film in our maker series. Ben Harris is a traditional wooden boat builder based in Cornwall, UK.

This film documents Ben Harris’ love of wood work and boat building, how he acquired his skills, and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out onto the water and sail it across the sea.

Who is Ben Harris?

Ben has always loved wood. His mother said that his first word was ‘log’. He has been working with wood throughout the UK since the age of 15. First as an assistant to a cabinet maker, where he started by sharpening the tools and clearing up. He then developed his skills in furniture making and his passion for wood and forestry by working in broadleaf woodlands. Later he tuned his skills in bespoke oak-framed carpentry and went on to establish a sawmill and oak framing business in Scotland, sourcing timber from the local estates. In 2005 Ben moved to Cornwall to study boatbuilding. He has been building boats and sailing them ever since.

Shooting from timber to tide

We spent three days with Ben, staying with him in the idyllic handbuilt wooden cabin he lives in, in Constantine, Cornwall. When we arrived Wednesday, late afternoon, the plan was to make pumpkin soup and couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered the open fire cooking area in the garden. Within an hour after arriving we were already shooting some lovely material. The next day we covered the area around the house, the two workshops, the woods and recorded the voice-over. The real treat came on Friday morning when we took his self-built sailing yacht Alva out on Falmouth’s waters. First we covered the beautiful yacht from a motor boat with skipper Matthew Dale and dog Ruben, before we stepped on board ourselves and got close to the action. What a great experience.

Stills and behind-the-scenes pictures are available on our website:

Credits and technical information

Directed by Remco Merbis and Fern Scott.

Cinematography, grade and edit by Remco Merbis.

Sound recorded by Fern Scott.

Music by Jonny Pryor.

Thanks to Ben Harris, Jack Adair Bevan, Jacob Dodd and Matthew Dale.

Sony PXW-FS7
Metabones Speedbooster Ultra
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM Lens

Manfrotto 546GBK with 504HD head tripod
DJI Ronin
Chinese Lantern

Shot at 25 and 50 fps at 1080p and 4K.
Graded in DaVinci Resolve, using Osiris cinematic film emulation 3D LUTs at 1080p HD with added 35mm film grain.

Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

Director & Cinematographer: Kevin A Fraser
Featuring & Additional Photography: David Welsford
Editor: Shawn Beckwith
Colorist: Chris MacIntosh
Post Audio: Craig Sperry
Producers: Kevin A Fraser & Melani Wood
Acres & Acres
Ben Howard
Salus Marine
Grohmann Knives
Lunenburg Boat Locker
William F White
Splinter Joy


Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

American Documentary Festival, Palm Springs, California 

DOCNYC, NYC, New York 

San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival, San Francisco, California

BendFilm, Bend, Oregon

London City International Film Festival, London, England

Parsboro Film Festival, Parsboro Nova Scotia

Starz Denver, Denver, Colorado 

SilverWave Film Festival, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Lunenburg Film Series, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia 

First Glance Film Festival, Los Angeles, California

Lets All Be Free Film Festival, London, England

Rincon Film Festival, Rincon, Puerto Rico

Adventure Travel Film Festival, Sherborne, England

Ocean Film Festival Australia, Various, Australia

Hong Kong International Ocean Film Festival, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

DIY Film Fest, Warsaw, Poland

Viewfinders Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Halifax Independent Film Festival, Halifax Nova Scotia
Reel Screen – Canadian Film Day, Vancouver & Halifax 

Lagniappe Film and Music Festival, Lagniappe, Texas

World Oceans Day Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawaii 

New Filmmakers LA, Los Angeles, California 

Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii 
Halifax Ocean Film Festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Flagstaff Film Festival, Flagstaff, Arizona
Camden Film Festival, Camden, Maine
Sandpoint Film Festival, Sandpoint, Idaho
Madeline Island Film Fest, Madeline Island, Wisconsin
Air Canada enRoute Film Festival, planes all over the world
Wild and Scenic Film Festival, Nevada City, California
Sail In Film Festival, Spain
Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival, Mallorca, Spain
Athens Adventure Film Festival, Athens, Greece
Lookout Wild Film Festival, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Annapolis Film Festival, Annapolis, Maryland
GATFFEST, Kingston, Jamaica 
Julian Film Festival, San Diego, California 
Why Not? Adventure Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
SWEP Film Festival, Tahoe, California

Recovered Man Overboard

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Derry~Londonderry~Doire successfully recovers man overboard during the Clipper Round The World Race. This is not a Pro race and I am glad the crew knew their MOB techniques to save him. But this is a lesson of when you don’t follow the rules, you force your team to cover for you or in this case, rescue you.

He went over the side at 23.43 UTC last night in rough weather and was sighted again at 00.55 UTC before being recovered at approx. 01.13 UTC this morning (13.13 local time, 30 March).

Lift Hydrofoils: New Designs

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A brief video introducing our new designs. For the new models we focused on interchangeability and quality.
We talk a little about each component, how you can combine them and how it comes together.

For more info visit our website:

Video and Edit: Pamela Baez
Song: Jamie xx – Far Nearer

The San Juan Foil Cup

Monday, February 10th, 2014

The San Juan Foil Cup will be a 4 day international, kitesurfing hydrofoil race. The course will take place in an incredible area for racing with large, open beaches and warm tropical waters. The best of the world are expected to attend as well as many that are just getting into this great sport. Everyone is welcome!

Weareoliver – Heart Of Glass (Oliver & Thee Mike B Remix)

Hard Learning – Kite Surfing Ireland Winter 2013

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Filmed & edited by

MHL Custom

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Here is a look inside our shop and process by wich we build our custom boards.

MHL is the premier facility in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean for making surf boards, stand up paddle boards, kite boards, foil boards and everything else that suits our love for the water.

Riders: Ryan Helm (SUP) , Damien LeRoy (Foil)
More on MHL:
Film and Edit: Luis López Varona & Pamela Baez