Chasing the dream: Conversessions with sup surfing’s great legends

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Conversessions:  the short film by Brent Deal holds the visual stoke of dynamic sup surfing footage interwoven with intimate conversations from the grand masters of the sport.  Featuring pioneers like Dave Kalama, Colin McPhillips and Infinity Grand Master David Bohene, this 28-minute feature film will get your stoke meter flying.  Settle in and enjoy the Conversession!

Chasing the dream:  Conversessions with Sup Surfing’s great legends

Executive producers Erik Antonson (of the Progression Project podcast series and film), Oprah Winfrey Network president Erik Logan and award-winning director Brent Deal (H2Indo, H2Mexico, Chasing Gold) teamed up to create a rare film.

Talk about whetting your whistle:  Conversessions is a one-of-a-kind visual story-telling adventure.  The film highlights incredible sup surfing footage from Costa Rico to Mexico with the forerunners of  standup paddling: Dave Kalama, Colin McPhillips and Dave Boehne.  Into this visual eye candy mix are woven candid conversations with each man on topics ranging from fatherhood to originality to following your own path.

Conversessions is a journey into the lives and footwork of incredible pioneers of the sport of sup surfing.  Men who are both dynamic athletes and solid human beings.  About 28 minutes in length, settle back, turn up the volume and ride the wave.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.