Watch: Tom Lowe // Mordros
This clip has two very big talking points. The first is the subject, Tom Lowe, a bloke you've seen pindropping from the lip at Puerto, cartwheeling at Jaws, and getting steamrolled at Nazare. Big ticker, no doubt about it, but he doesn't often make the finish line.
Recently, his shaper Chris Christenson jokingly said he was suprised to see Lowey make a wave. In fact, the wave Christenson was referring to is at the heart of this clip. A wave Lowe himself called the wave of his life, and which begins around 2:15, all set against the background of a horror wipeout so many months earlier.
The other matter is the bloke behind the camera.
Ten years ago, Mickey Smith released 'Dark Side of the Lens' and swept all before him winning every surf, art, and lifestyle film award, plus spawning a legion of imitators trying to recreate his gothic surf noir. Smith's surf output since then has been sparse, in fact I can't think of any, though he has been busy with music videos for Ben Howard and also for his own band A Blaze of Feathers - which also includes Howard.
A Blaze Of Feathers score this clip so while the subject might be Lowe it's undoubtedly a Mickey Smith production.
Sit back, don't adjust your brightness setting, but give the volume button a wee tap.