The Big Saturday Content Keeps On A’Comin
Click or Miss Vol.10
I’m not a video editor, nor will I ever be. Give me the most meager of A.V.-related tasks and I’m likely to fuck it up big time.
With so many vlogs around I’ve always wondered: At what size does a channel have to be for them to outsource their video editing? No way J.O.B is as hands on as he was when he started his endeavor, yet in contrast I know Brett Barley still spends quite a bit of time editing his posts.
With Big Saturday having come and gone, it’s intriguing to see the timeline with which the clips roll in. Do these guys prefer to be first, satiating the viewer pool that likely overlaps with their competitors? Or is quality a more important factor in the long game that is the Youtube algorithm?
Whatever your strategy, the slight lag in editing on the North Shore could be entirely attributed to the run of swell they’ve been on. This week we have Southern charm in full display out of North Carolina, a re-cap of the 2017 Jaws event from Kai Lenny’s POV, and we continue to cover edits from Hawaii’s recent mega swell.
Click (or miss) below.
Click- For A Wholesome Town Surf
Channel Subs: 43.5K
Video Views: 20,627 (4,125.4 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 643/2 or 321.5 likes per 1 dislike
This is was an easy click. Living in Los Angeles, crowds are never a welcome sight, so to see a town come together and share not just waves, but boards for days on end with smiles on their faces is a welcome sight. Just look at the grin Russel Blackwood’s rocking is at 5:20. Good on Brett for getting everyone clips and putting out a video of a model lineup.
Click- Do You Watch Our IG Stories?
Channel Subs: 46.8K
Video Views: 38,968 (19,484 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 675/8 likes per 1 dislike
If you do (watch our IG stories), you’ll likely remember seeing a panting, out-of-breath Mason after copping a few on the head out at Waimea. It’s not easy to tire Mase out, which goes to show just how hairy it was out there. Thankfully no red Quik vests were harmed in the making of this clip.
Miss*- Wanna See A Dead Body?
Channel Subs: 59.5k
Video Views: 404,765 (67,460.0 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 6,100/114 or 53.5 likes per 1 dislike
We’re not telling you to miss this for any reason other than it may give you nightmares. We know Kai Lenny’s ultimate goal is claiming victory in his backyard at Jaws. Watch above as he and others (ehem 1:27) get obliterated in the process.
Miss- Where’s The Clip Zeke?
Channel Subs: 7.78k
Video Views: 13,069 (6,804.5 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 468/6 or 53.5 likes per 1 dislike
This too comes with an asterisk. While one’s first time at Honolua seems to be a great experience, how is Zeke going to drop a wave like the one below on IG and not address it on his Youtube? We need to know what led to him taking a lip like this in the head. We’ll give Zeke the benefit of the doubt and check back in next week to see if he’s covered this.
Click- “Question Mark Big”
Channel Subs: 668k
Video Views: 266,743 (88,914.33 views/day)
Like/Dislike Ratio: 10,653/81 or 131.5 likes per 1 dislike
Kalani Chapman, Jamie O’Brien and Ben Gravy spent their Big Saturday towing on the North Shore. We’ve seen John and Justine’s barrels, but Kalani may have caught one of the biggest waves of the swell (and winter) at 20:25. Jamie’s claiming it was 30ft, Ben’s claiming it was 85ft, how would you rate such a behemoth?
What Surfing Archetype Are You?
Brendan Buckely gives you your options in this week's FWD.
The Fresh Prince of Aloha
Seth Moniz is making his ascent at Pipeline with grace, goodwill and old fashioned Aloha.
“It’s Really Top to Bottom and Hard to Get Into, But that Adds to the Fun”
Get a glimpse of Simon Hetrick's east coast existence in 'Dead April'.
“This Guy Had A Box Of Andy Irons Tapes That Hadn’t Been Digitized”
The Drop: How 'Andy Iron's And The Radicals' came to life and a chat with…
“A Laid Back Cool Cat With A Minimal Approach To Life”
Get to know the real Russell Bierke.
A Proven Step-Up For Your Post-Pandemic Escape
An introduction to the Channel Islands Happy Traveler.
Here’s the Price List for a Seat on the WSL’s Secret Flight
Plus, what we’ve learned about The Australian leg of the tour.
Hail To The Bus Driver: World Champ Pauline Menczer May Well Take Your Kids To School
Ahead of the release of Girls Can’t Surf, the ‘93 world champ reflects on overcoming…
An Honest Review: Creatures S-LOCK DRY BAG 35L
A backpack for peace of mind and snorkeling.
Free Surfboard: Enter to win Taj’s Sharp Eye from Stab In The Dark
Just like in the movies (and Taj picks the two Stab Premium giveaways).
A Caribbean Entrée With Indo for Dessert
Warning: Gatien Delahaye's recent run of waves will trigger your salivary glands.
There’s Never Been A More Productive Surfer Than Italo Ferreira
Guy bags 15 clips a session, especially when the waves look like this.
Coming Soon: Andy Irons and The Radicals
A look at one of surfing's superheroes through the eyes of those who knew him…
Sometimes Low: The Stab High B-Sides
30 minutes of surfing that was too good to die on the cutting-room floor.
Was There a Secret, Elite Surf Cult Formed at Uluwatu?
Featuring Kelly Slater, Ian Crane, Crosby Colapinto, Cole Houshmand, Kolohe Andino & Koa Smith