'Keeping on' - A short film about Laurie Towner

Laurie has been one of if not my favorite surfers since footage first started showing up of him. He rode scary waves better than almost anyone and could get A clips in any conditions. In the peak of all this got dropped out of no where (by @billabong, I know the struggle) and hasn’t been getting paid since. Another victim of the surf industry putting all its money into paying very young kids hoping to find the next John John. It’s a hard thing, when we were growing up no one got signed big deals until their twenties now a days if you hit twenty without a big sponsor seems like your careers over. I’m very lucky and greatful to of found a way to make a living in this “awkward generation” but it could be gone any second just like Laurie’s. So please support whatever free surf projects or big wave edits you see out there. We are a dying genre in surfing and if the whole surfing world is just contest and we get robbed of watching footage of the next Laurie we will all regret it. The diversity within surfing is what makes it so beautiful.
— Albee Layer (@live.fast.die.old)

Rather than write a novel myself, I think the above quote from Hawaiian surfer Albee Layer sums things up perfectly, about why I made this film - and why Im so stoked to see it now doing the rounds online. Grab a fresh cup of joe or an icy beer - and spend the next 11:30 checking out my latest film (Full screen HD on your biggest screen of course).

Caleb Graham