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?
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The Team Ukraine Interview
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The Electric Acid Surfboard Test With Mick Fanning, Episode 4
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Taro Watanabe Is The Love Child Of Your Favorite 80’s Surfers
Watch his new edit 'Sonic Youth' now.
The Four-Finned, Carbon-Wrapped, Vacuum-Bagged Board That Won The 2022 World Title
The minds behind Sharp Eye and Dark Arts break down Filipe's winning plank.
Selema Masekela Discusses The New Film “Sweet Adventure,” A New Love For El Salvador and His Not-So-New Music Career
"It's literally the entirety of my life coming full circle in a way that I…
Does The 1-to-6 Foot Surfboard Exist?
Pushing the Channel Islands NeckBeard 3 to its absolute limits in a new Joyride review.
Life Comes At You Fast — So Does This Hectic Indo Clip
Finn McGill and a full-speed stint in Southeast Asia
Interview: Afghanistan Surf Champion Afridun Amu
From refugee to constitutional lawyer to university lecturer to Afghan surfing icon.
Bong Make ‘Another Good Call’ By Poaching Stab Cinematographer For West Oz Clip
Shut up, is that Occy doing punts?!
Exactly Where, When, And How Stephanie Gilmore Won Her 8 World Titles
Steph has won 341 heats in her 15 years on the CT — let's revisit…
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