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FIRST SUMMER SWELL OF 2022.mp4
from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

This was the first official swell of the summer of 2022. It hit on the 24th of June and lasted 5 days.
The two best days were Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th. The water was intoxicatedly warm.
In fact it was 70 degrees on Sunday. That's pretty damn warm for June. The music is a song I wrote in 1982.
I remember writing it in the summer of 83 and David Robinson and I worked out the arrangement and
he produced it at Syncro Sound. This was to be one of the follow up songs to The VINNY LP that he produced.
I remember doing those cool ascending and descending background vocals. David and I have worked well together
with all three of my bands. That's David playing the Linn Drum and my brother Johnny plays a really cool guitar
solo at the end of the song. *On a sad note, the day I shot this video, a biker was killed by a drunk driver in broad daylight.
There's a scene of bikers at the end of this video. I wonder if he was one of them. RIP David Penney.



   

   

July 3rd, 2022 The RUN is 4 out of 4 Weeks.
Waist high or better at least once a week.

There were Head high waves on 6-26-22
And waist high on June 39th, 2022

THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CONSECUTIVE WEEKS IN A ROW FOR WAIST HIGH OR BETTER. August 8th, 2021 was 53 WEEKS! TOPPING THE 43 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS SET IN 2009!



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SURFING WITH SMILES JUNE 30th, 2022
NEW VIDEO AND NEW SURF PICS.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

 




SURFING WITH SMILES. June 30th, 2022 North Beach (THE WALL).
Living here on the seacoast, and being a lifelong surfer who loves the beach, and the whole seacoast community, I look forward to each summer. And there are two events that really speak of the summer here in NH. SURFING WITH SMILES and HIT THE BEACH (Benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project). The latter comes at the end of the summer, while SWS hits in June, July, and August. Both of these events have much to do with Surfing.

But because the HIT THE BEACH event comes at the end of the summer, I want to write specifically about Surfing With Smiles. For the record, Surfing With Smiles is a non-profit organization that was started by two friends Lindsey and Taylor. Now in their 12th year, the SWS event is one of the most incredibly uplifting experiences for both the participants and the volunteers. And for the passer byes who just so happen to be out for a walk on a hot summer evening.

The SURFING WITH SMILES events are held at Hampton's North Beach (12th Street)and is offered to children and young adults with special needs. And the best thing about SWS? It is completely FREE of Charge. With CINNAMON RAINBOWS (headed up by Dave Cropper) being the main sponsor who provide the surfboards and wetsuits to all the participants. While hundreds of adults and teens volunteer their time and expertise. Most of the volunteers are surfers. In other words, men and women who know and understand the ocean, and more importantly, the waves. Kevin Grondin is one of the SWS leaders. And nobody knows more about Surfing than Kevin. His reputation speaks for itself. Tony Berardini is another SWS leader. Between the two of them and their Team Captains these special events are run as smooth as possible.

There's an old saying "ONLY A SURFER KNOWS THE FEELING."

Lord knows I've spouted off and on over the last 18 years on this Blog about that special feeling that only surfers can relate to. And if you've ever tried surfing, you know exactly what I'm talking about. There's nothing quite like riding a wave. Ask any surfer. They'll tell you how true that is. Now imagine being a child or a young adult with Special needs trying surfing for the first time. It's exactly the same feeling. The same feeling that those of us who surf on a regular basis get, these kids and young adults are now experiencing that same special feeling. Look, all you have to do is look at the pictures.



The volunteers and the participants are expressing joy and happiness.

There's a reason why it's called SMILING WITH SMILES. Everyone is smiling. The participants, the volunteers, the tourists who just so happened to be out for a beach walk. The police, the Lifeguards, even the photographers. When I first started shooting these annual summer events, I think I was the only photographer on the beach. And as the program grew, so did the media attention and the influx of other photographers. These days it has become such a big and wonderful event that people want to be part of it. They want to document what they see and share it with the world.

I was saying to Max Sullivan (Reporter for the Hampton Union) the other night, how there's so much negative news in our faces on a daily basis, that events like this seem to fly under the radar. He agreed with me. There's nothing but positive energy happening at these SWS nights.



One of the things that I must speak up about is the young teens/adults who volunteer their time. I know some of their parents personally and I just want to say, that you've done a great job raising your kids. You should feel so proud of them. The mere fact, that they would come down to the beach at night, and volunteer their time to put a smile on these kids faces, speak volumes of what kind of a family background they have come from. You've done well by raising such good kids. I'm proud of them and I'm proud of you parents too.



If this photo doesn't tell the story of SWS then none of them will. That right there, is a sea of love. A SEA OF LOVE. *FYI if the first night of SWS wasn't already enough of a reason to smile and celebrate, it was also Dave Cropper's Birthday. Yes the whole beach sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him at the end of the night. Look at those smiles!



The volunteers and the participants sharing the LOVE OF SURFING.



This is Lindsey welcoming the 2022 participants to the first of three events.



These two departed souls were a big part of SURFING WITH SMILES.
I knew Curtis McGadden well enough to know, that he was a gentle soul who loved surfing and life. He is missed every single day by those who knew and loved him. And Timmy Sheridan was another wonderful person. Timmy left us way too soon. Through their passings, I got to know the parents and family of of both Timmy and Curtis. Lovely, caring people, who continue to give back to SWS. On June 12th, 2022 the anniversary of Timmy's passing his family presented SURFING WITH SMILES a check for $12,000 to the organization in memory of Timmy. Just an incredible outpouring of love and support.



Both Timmy and Curtis will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.



With scenes like this? How can we ever forget those who went before us.
Each time a child with special needs catches a wave, each time a young adult feels that incredible rush of adrenaline from riding a wave, we will remember Timmy and Curtis.



This is what SURFING WITH SMILES is all about.
*Be sure and check out the SWS galleries down in the photo section.



Later that night, Dave went and saw Dave of STEEL PULSE!
It was a great day all around.



Have a SAFE AND HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY.
Photo by Martha lardent.

"SURFING WITH SMILES HEALS ALL WOUNDS."

 



This is a pic of Ed and myself from August of 2012. This last July 1st, 2022 was the 8th anniversary of Ed's passing. This pic is from the exhibit that Ed put together of all the surf photographers in the NH seacoast. That was a great night. Those are all Ed's pics on the wall. Photo by RALPH
*Click the photo above to see a larger version of Ed's Pic.

NOW FOR SOME LOCAL AND NATIONAL NEWS
The 28th of June was the 17th anniversary of OPERATION RED WINGS. Local Exeter NAVY SEAL Dan Healy was one of those lost in that mission. The movie LONE SURVIVOR was based on this mission. NEVER FORGET.



Thank you to all who went to the LANE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
on 2 Academy Ave in Hampton, NH to see my Photo, Art,
and Graphic Design work.

I called it THE ART OF SURFING exhibit. It was on display during the month of June. I appreciate those of you who took the time to see it. I really do. And I realize that you can never get back the 15 minutes it would have taken you to see the whole exhibit. So for that alone, I am forever grateful that you went.

159 Years ago on JULY 2nd, 1863.



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The 14th Annual HIT THE BEACH EVENT is on schedule this year for Friday August 26th, 2022. So mark your calendars.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF EVAN AUSTIN



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KSM Photoshop of the Week
This is R KELLY after his 30 year sentencing was announced. Some of you remember his hit song "I BELIEVE I CAN FLY." Turns out KSM remembered it, and added a new chorus that might be more popular in prison. I don't believe Khaliddy was a big fan of R Kelly. Oh well.
Ya can't please them all.



And so my friends, please take advantage of this weekly photo shop of the mastermind who planned 9-11 and resulted in the deaths of 3,000 innocent civilians by KSM (Khalid Sheik Mohammed).
*Note to self -must pick up a case of Orange jump suits at
Home Depot This Week.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cory Fatello June 30th, 2022!



My wife Cory does so much for me and this weekly Blog that I have to give her a special shout Out! Happy Birthday Baby!

GREAT NEWS local surfer Mike Keefe actually got to surf this week. He told me he was out in the water for 3 hours! He's still going to need our thoughts and prayers in the next few months
when he starts treatments. So hang in there Mike!
More GREAT NEWS local Surfer/Musician Pete Kowalski also got to surf last week. And again, Pete is not out of the woods just yet, but these are all encouraging signs. What's my mantra boys? SURFING HEALS ALL WOUNDS!
Please Keep local surfer Bill M. in your thoughts and prayers.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Stanek June 27th, 2022!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dave "CROP" Cropper June 30th, 2022!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kyle Linseman June 30th, 2022!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Sidebottom June 30th, 2022!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike Tyson June 30th, 2022!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA July 4th, 2022!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY John Rastl July 12th, 2022!
PLEASE keep Kim Grondin in your thoughts and prayers this week. She's doing fine, but she could use a few extra prayers.
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Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.


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Yesterday-
Ralph Fatello at the bottom of a good sized wave on SUPER BOWL SUNDAY January 1979 Tortola BVI.


(Below) I'm not a BIG WAVE Surfer. Never have been. Never will. Just not my thing. having said that, I believe this is the biggest wave of me ever captured on film. I have ridden bigger waves, just never on film. My late friend John "JT" Taylor took the footage of me using my Super 8mm movie camera.
Video frame grab from a Super 8mm movie by John "JT" Taylor



I kept a daily Blog on my CATCH A WAVE FOR MOLLY surf campaign, when I surfed every single day for 365 consecutive days. Click on the Banner above to read entries of my daily journey. There's some really interesting and true experiences
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I started on July 26th, 2010 and ended on July 26th, 2011.

Some rainy Sunday, pour yourself a cup and go through the journal. Pay close attention to the month of May in 2011. Read that month and let me know what you think of that. Be forewarned it will change you forever.


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All PHOTOS BELOW SHOT THIS WEEK *Unless otherwise noted.  

Today- The FIRST SUMMER SWELL
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photos by RALPH

 



(Above)
This is the MECCA of NH Surfing.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery




(Above) This is Ryan Jackson leaning into a little green tube.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Brian Tabor bouncing off the inside lip section.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Pev getting a screaming little left at 10th street.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Pev setting up on a long lined up left.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Brian Tabor punting one through the 10th street uprights.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) This is a pretty shot of Pev leaning into a glassy right.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) This? This is surfing. Pure and clean surfing.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) Mackey V discovered a busted fin on his shortboard so he opted
for some length. Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) The original VINNY logo that I designed in 1978.
Sunday June 26th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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Today- More of The FIRST SUMMER SWELL OF 2022.
June 25th, 2022.
Photos by Dina Crawford




(Above) This is what a summer swell looks like.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) This is what a cool woman's wetsuit looks like.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) This wave looks like KIRRA. So pretty. Unknown.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) This guy was popping up in front of Dina's lens all morning long.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) The grass is always greener... it sure seems like that.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) That's a legit carve. Regular foot in DINALAND
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) I called it head high this day. Was I lying?
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) The truth is we need more waves like this all summer long.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) That's the shorebreak bounce for you. Power on power.
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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(Above) Fins out. That's a legit AIR. Regular foot in DINALAND
Saturday June 25th, 2022.
Photo by Dina Crawford
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Today- The FIRST SURFING WITH SMILES of 2022.
Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photos by RALPH




(Above) One of the MOST knowledgeable Surfers on the planet.
Kevin "DOC" Grondin briefing the volunteers.
The FIRST SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above) Dave "CROP" Cropper waving to the volunteers.
The FIRST SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery



(Above) Think he's stoked? The 1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) How about her? Think she's stoked?
The FIRST SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.

Photo by RALPH

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(Above) They don't call it SURFING WITH SMILES for nothing.
The FIRST SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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(Above) That's my buddy BENNETT. I love that kid.
The FIRST SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022.
Photo by RALPH
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Today- The 1st SURFING WITH SMILES
June 30th, 2022.
Photos by Cory Fatello




(Above) The photos don't lie. Pure stoke and joy.
The
1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022. Photo by Cory Fatello
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery






(Above)
This is me shaking hands with HPD's Jimmy DeLuca
The
1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022. Photo by Cory Fatello
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(Above)
The waves were super clean and fun.
The
1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022. Photo by Cory Fatello
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above)
This is surfing. You can stand, kneel, or lay down. It's all still surfing.
The
1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022. Photo by Cory Fatello
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery





(Above)
The payoff is that high five from the volunteers.
The
1st SWS Thursday June 30th, 2022. Photo by Cory Fatello
*Click on the photo above to see the whole gallery






Send your SURF Pics to me directly to ralph@adlantic.com.
Need photos by 10 AM on Saturdays. Seriously. By 10AM. 
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(Above) The morning of Sunday June 26th,l 2022.
Photo by Rich Sorensen
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(Above) Unknown. Sunday June 26th,l 2022.
Photo by Rich Sorensen
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CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON on each clip to view videos


MAMA'S DAY 2022.mp4 from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

From Sunday May 8th to Friday May 13th, 2022. Five days of overhead waves. Seriously, 5 days worth. It never really cleaned up, but surfing overhead surf in May? Nobody was about to complain. The whole Mother's Day theme was carried along with the soundtrack. I used my own music that I wrote and recorded from the mid 70's.
The VINNY Band was a popular Boston/New England band in the 70's-80's. These songs? They crack me up. There's nothing about them that sounds like surf music to me. But that's what makes it so funny. It kind of does fit the vibe. Three of these songs were produced by the super talented Steve Sadler. 

The highlights? Billy Leibundgut's drone footage adds to the overall vibe. And my favorite? The version of my song MAMA MIA by Steve Sadler is brilliant. And PLEASE try and watch to the very end where some of the boys wish their moms a Happy Mother's Day. It's all good.
As always, I hope you enjoy it. All 25 minutes of it. Watch in 1080 or higher


WILD WINDY WEDNESDAY.mp4 from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

Wednesday April 27th, 2022 was a WILD and WINDY day. The swell filled in from late morning until dark. The locals that were around, scored some fun waves. This has been a pretty good Spring so far.
Music is by the Adobe Library.


THE SOU'EASTER.mp4 from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

The surf reports all had their Purple Bars indicating Large surf and a few were in the RED. Oh hell yeah, it was on, and the night of the 18th, the winds began to howl. Howling for it's darling. By morning it was gusting 50 to 60 mph straight out of the east and southeast. While some were calling it a Nor'easter, it was not. This was a SOU'EASTER. And on April 19th & 20th, 2022 the Northeast were getting it with both barrels. The only real Nor'easter involved with this swell, was my band, The NOR'EASTERS.

You say Nor'easter I say Sou'easter. One thing's for sure, it was a POST EASTER SWELL that had all the points and reefs firing on Day I. And the beaches lit up on Day II. So, here it is. Two days of non stop action with a rocking all original soundtrack by The NOR'EASTERS. Enjoy it. Oh by the way, it's 18 minutes long. I know, the horror of having to sit through a surf video
that's longer than 30 seconds sounds like torture to some of you. I say "Suck it up butter cup!" I promise you all, that Facebook and Instagram will still be there after you watch this. Shot in 4K so watch in 1080 or higher.

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GO SLO GO PRO 15 Years with the Go Pro.mp4
from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

THIS MIGHT BE BORING to some of you. It's 15 years of Go Pro footage that I've shot using the Hero II, III, and V. It's just under 30 minutes in length and 90% of the footage is slow motion (hence the boring comment). Truth be told, you have to use Slow Motion when editing water footage. It just happens too fast otherwise. And you lose the detail and beauty of the waves themselves. I have always been fascinated with the mechanics of a wave. How they form and break, and of course, the pure stunning beauty of the empty hollow wave. This is not Pipe or Chopes. And it's NOT New Jersey. Far from out it.
It's mostly fun sized waves being surfed by local surfers. My biggest regret is I didn't capture all of my friends. It's 15 years worth. And while I love being in the water shooting, my best footage has always been shot on dry land.
In my honest opinion, you can't beat these little cameras. They shoot great HD quality video and they are fun to use. Music is by the Adobe library and the Free YouTube music. Links are: www.ralphspic.com www.gopro.com



SPRING EQUINOX 2022.mp4 from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

Spring Equinox. The first day of Spring, March 20th, 2022. Followed by another Spring swell on March 26th, 2022 and then the big swell. April 8th, 2022. The day my 4th grandchild was born. Her name is "Malia" and it means
"Of The Sea." The music is by my two bands The VINNY Band and The NOR'EASTERS. The first song is called The WHIFF and the last song is called UPSIDE DOWN.
Both songs were produced by The CARS Drummer David Robinson. 

The whole video is under 10 minutes. I know that seems like an eternity to some of you younger folks. But I don't care. I have said this before, and I'll say it again. I make surf movies, not Tik Tok clips.


WINTER STORM KENAN 2022.mp4
from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

The fourth consecutive winter storm video that I shot and edited in January of 2022. This one was named KENAN. It was also known as a Bomb-O-Genesis, or Bomb Cyclone, or a Big Ole Nasty Nor'easter. We got over 2' of snow with high winds. The surf never got really huge, but it was big enough to warrant me shooting.

The music is written and performed by J. Ciarmataro qwillmusic.com


Winter Storm IZZY January 17th & 18th, 2022.mp4
from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

This was shot as it happened. Day by day, hour by hour. In the exact sequence. Not a single frame of slow motion. I make no excuses for its
length. 13 minutes long. Look, I make surf movies, not surf commercials or
Tik Tok videos.

The music is by my super talented nephew J. Ciarmataro.

Check his music out at www.qwillmusic.com

Of Sun, Sea, And Smoke.mp4 from
SURF FREE OR DIE
on Vimeo.

Saturday January 15th, 2022. One of the coldest days that I can remember
(and I've been around this block of ice a few times).
Single digits, with a windchill factor way below zero.
I got Frost Nip on my fingers. Took me hours to get some life back in them.
But having said that, the local crew were out and making it one of the
most dramatic videos I've ever shot.
I'm still cold just thinking about it
.



SNOW DAY With Jon Kiskinis 1-7-22.mp4
from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo. I shot this video of Jon Kiskinis at The WALL in Hampton, NH during the Snow Storm on January 7th, 2022. This has been done before. Hell I've made my share of "Snow Storm" videos. But if you've never seen one before, here's your chance.
Best Of Luck at SURFLINE Jon!




Nicaragua from Brayden Rudert on Vimeo.

Always happy to share Brayden Rudert's videos here. This is one he shot and edited from his trip to Nica last summer. This edit features a handful of local Hampton locals. Kody Grondin, Matt Colby, Mikel Evans, and Max Fatello. The video is cool and so is the music. And boy couldn't we all use warm tropical water.



DECEMBER 9th 2021.mp4

This is clearly a sign of the times we live in. I shot this footage the morning of 12-9-21, and did the edit the same afternoon. And less than 9 hours later, I finished the edit and posted it on social media.
This would have taken me weeks to finish back in the day when I was
shooting in Super 8mm.
Music is by the Adobe Music library. They have a great selection.
Anyway, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! PEACE ON EARTH
Watch in 1080 or higher. I shot this in 4K.


SURFER'S PADDLE For Greg Smith from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

The traditional Surfer's Paddle for Legendary NH Surfer/Skier Greg Smith 
on October 24th, 2021 at The Rocks. This was one of the Top 5 Paddles I've ever been involved in. Greg Smith was a true legend. The video is long compared to most edits, but to hear the true Greg Smith stories is worth it. Thank you to all who helped out in the paddle. From the photographers, to those who spoke, and to those who came to pay their respects to a true New Hampshire legend. Special thanks to the Grondins for hosting the after hours gathering. Keep Paddling Greg. Keep Paddling Brother. "A Hui Hou."

Please donate to Greg's daughter Sofia Smith Go Fund Me Scholarship Fund.
gofundme.com/f/sofia-smith-scholarship
Video and edit by Ralph G. Fatello
Additional video Cory B. Fatello
Drone footage by Martha Lardent
Music by QWILL
qwillmusic.com

HIT THE BEACH 8-27-21.mp4 from SURF FREE OR DIE on Vimeo.

The 13th Annual HIT THE BEACH. August 27th, 2021.
After being canceled the year before due to COVID 19 the HTB event
was on this year. Although the surf was not that big, it was enough to
run the event. And run it we did, and it was great!
Thank You to All the participants and all the Sponsors.
But a HUGE Thank you to ALL The Volunteers. You guys Rock!
In Loving Memory of the Brave Americans who lost their lives in
Afghanistan the day before.
Watch in 1080 or higher (I shot in 4K)
Video and edit by Ralph G. Fatello
Additional video by Max Fatello and Jay McCarthy
Drone footage by Martha Lardent
Music by SEMPER FI
Song "AMERICA" written by Ralph Fatello
produced by David Robinson




A Best Of RPOTW The Last 5 years, or something like that.
Song "Mirrors" by QWILL qwillmusic.com


This is the updated trailer with additional footage from PAX. The named storms of Winter 2013-2014 are featured in this impressive winter season of snow, surf, and freezing temps. The local surfers here in New England have been charging all winter. Look for Weston Rogers, Jesse Gould, Max Fatello, Joel Feid, Lenny and Kai Nichols, Johnny and Perry Reynolds, Steve O'Hara and a host of others. The music for this clip is Robin Trower.





(Above) ALL RISE: The 10th Street District Court Of Surf is Now in Session.
The Honorable Judge RALPH presiding. CASE #681
BLATANT DROP IN OF THE WEEK- Click the image above to see the outcome of this Surf Crime and the
Verdict that was rendered.
Photo by RALPH * Click on the photo above to see the OUTCOME.

 

 



* Looks like waves on Monday

This is my pick of the week. Monday July 4th, 2022

 

 

 



Because the newer version of DREAMWEAVER no longer has a Rollover feature I will simply place both BEFORE and AFTER images side by side. This is what happens when you get caught doing something stupid.




Photo by RALPH
Photoshop by RALPH

 

July 3rd, 2022
"Think you need to let the air out of those booties son."




(Above) This guy pleaded with me not to take his photo. I just laughed and told him, "This is my office. I work here." Besides, you can't even tell who this is. And you also can't tell me, that we haven't all been through this scenario before. Am I right people? Photo by RALPH

 

 




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