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South Shore Sundays

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2009 by Dan Zelikman

South Shore Sunday depicts my footage captured from surf sessions streamed from January to April of 2009 on Oahu. This short surf movie is my second that I have done, and if you haven’t seen the first please feel free to view it here. Although surfing and being in Hawaii’s waters is my first passion, filming and editing surf movies is a close follow up. I love watching surf movies in general, but it’s pretty sweet to watch your own too. It serves as both a reminder of our experiences as well as a way to share the experiences with all of you.¬† I hope you enjoy the film, and I welcome all and any feedback you may have. Cheers for watching guys!

If you are unable to see the full screen by clicking the four corner arrows below, please use the following link to watch “South Shore Sundays.”

On some computers there is a bit of a delay once you hit the play button so thanks for your patience in advance!

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Momma Zelikman Visits Hawaii – A Short Movie

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2009 by Dan Zelikman

So after about a year and a half in Hawaii, Momma Zelikman decided it was time to visit the islands for the first time. She came with very little expectations, only to celebrate her son’s birthday and enjoy the sights. Through a few hikes, beaches, surf sessions, sunsets, and a couple of fruity drinks, I think she came home with at least a smile. Or at least a few hundred pictures… which she made this video with… in less than twenty four hours of returning back to New Jersey…


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East Coast Snow Surf – Manasquan,NJ

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2009 by Dan Zelikman

Last catch up post I promise, the rest will be from Hawaii. Surfing as much as I do in Hawaii I had to mention how my crazy friends Tyler and Neil dragged me out to the beach in New Jersey to go surfing while the snow flurries were still falling. It put in perspective how fortunate I am to be able to wake up, walk ten minutes, and surf in seventy-five degree water everyday. Whereas these guys have to pack up the car, drive an hour down the Garden State Parkway, put on about fifteen pounds of rubber, and jump into thirty-nine degree water. All this in twenty-nine degree weather (are you getting cold yet?). The suits felt and looked absurd but they kept me warm, no matter how ridiculous I looked. It was definitely different because in Hawaii the only reason I wear a rash guard is to prevent my back from getting burned from four hours in the sun and my chest from getting, well, a rash. Hence the name.

So as you can see we looked more like ninjas than surfers, and the giant ten foot classic longboards only added to the¬†hilarity¬†of the moment. The one thing that wasn’t funny however, were the waves. No, they were pretty much perfect. Perfect, empty, and completely glass.

I hadn’t surfed in just under a month, so even though my heart was racing from the fear of how cold that water was going to be, I jumped right in and started paddling. The funny thing is that unlike in Hawaii, this was a beach break, didn’t have any reef that would cut up my feet, plus it was shallow enough to walk in. Tyler decided to point all these things out as I was fifteen feet ahead of him paddling, fighting for a breath, and looking ridiculous in my Ninja¬†Gaiden¬†outfit. “Umm… dude, you know you can walk it right?” I didn’t care, I was stoked to be out there.


The strange thing is that it’s not as cold as you would think. I mean, it’s cold, but I think I could bear it if I knew it meant empty clean sets whenever I wanted. I wasn’t used to it so I was kind of paddling around and watching Tyler rip set after set, but regardless it was good fun. I was stoked to be surfing in a beach in my home state, in a different ocean, halfway across the world, in pretty crazy weather conditions. As fun as it was, I think I’ll stick with my Hawaii breaks for now. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with the fact that the water and air temperature is forty degrees warmer.
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Neil was able to grab some great shots from the shore, be sure to check out more here.

Windward Storm Surf Session – Dark and Stormy and Super Glassy

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2008 by Dan Zelikman

My first attempt at a mini-surf video… After a stormy weekend in November the five of us decided to paddle out to a surf break in Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu. Cheers to Jack for having an access key, we were able to take advantage of fun glassy waves and empty sets. Besides having the waves to ourselves, we also enjoyed dark and stormy conditions that gave us some amazing photos and video. Due to the grey and dark blues in the shots, I thought that U2’s “Electrical Storm” would be most fitting. This was the result:

Turkey Day, Double the Pounds & Triple the Crown.

Posted in Raves with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2008 by Dan Zelikman

So I know I’m a week late but you have to cut me some slack… I was full. ¬†Thanksgiving weekend was great, I hope you all enjoyed it too! I had a phenomenal dinner pack full of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, crescents, stuffing, and a crazy oatmeal crumb cake type thing! Kimmy made it and it went great with ice cream. We prepped, we watched terrible football games (the Lions really need to go), we ate, and just like every other year we fell asleep trying to watch Elf.


The rest of the weekend was made up of a few surf sessions at Diamond Head and watching the Giants pummel the Redskins. The north swell was huge so we enjoyed the shoulder and head high waves at the windward side. As for the North Shore, my buddy Jack and I decided to check out the rainy, stormy, and windy day at the Triple Crown. Despite the chilling 75 degree temperature (ha) and the wet conditions it was good fun. The waves were peaking at around 10ft (Hawaiian) but because of the wind there were a lot of close outs. We caught some great sets from a few Brazilian surfers going against a few of our own locals. 


I haven’t been to a major tournament before so it was fun just being up there during all the madness. It’s cool being around so many people stoked on surfing at the same time. From 70 something year old women to 4 year old kids, everyone was cheering on the surfers while getting soaked in the storm. Although we had to catch the end via the web, on Wednesday December 4th, CJ Hobgood took the crown, congrats!¬†