Watch Beastie Boy Mike D’s Surf Safari in Baja with Rob Machado [VIDEO]
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Online lifestyle publication, Nowness, just posted a cool clip called “Mike D’s Surf Safari.” Directed by Alex Kopps, the two-minute short carries all the hallmarks of your typical surf video. Throwback cameras and footage, random establishing shots, and reverb-heavy guitar licks.
Mike D of the Beastie Boys has been surfing for nearly ten years, thanks in large part to his son’s obsession with the sport. Here’s more from Nowness:
“Alex Kopps was a genius for having this digital voice recorder with him all the time,” says of the filmmaker who shot his all-star trip to surf haven Baja California. “Just recording random conversations. There are some hidden treats there. Spike Jonze got a sense of this, captained the recorder and would kind of steer the dialogue.” Full-name Michael Diamond, the Beastie Boy and Brooklynite has been surfing for nearly a decade, since his son Davis became surf-obsessed at the age of two. When asked to guest edit the art, surf and skateboarding quarterly Monster Children, he set about commissioning the trip: in addition to director Jonze he was joined by professional wave-breakers Kassia Meador, Ford Archbold, Alex Knost, Tanner Rozunko and Rob Machado.