Long Beach Island New Jersey has over a half century of surfing history. Adventuresome,
episodic and epic, filmmaker David Kaltenbach and Associates are bringing this wealth of
knowledge to the screen. Coming Summer 2023. CAUTION: Surfing has a way to alter your life.
They say in the movie industry making a film is like giving birth. SurfilmLBI is in "INCEPTION." Currently we are in pre-production / research & development with a conceptual idea in which will materialize into an episodic adventure creating this enormous project.
In the mid 1960s, Ron Jon's Surf Shop in Ship Bottom, New Jersey stacked their racks with Hanson Surfboards 50 / 50. The California surfboard flew out the door and filled the pristine waters of LBI. Stevie Jones and Kenny Gallant of South-End Surf 'N Paddle discuss the shape of this hot board.
Kaltenbach visits South-End Surf & Paddle in Beach Haven New Jersey. Owner Kenny Gallant and legendary surfer Steve Jones discuss different shapes and sizes of surfboards in the late 1960s. One of the top board makers back then was Dewey Weber from Virginia Beach.
LBI's beach break sandbar collapse-type wave prepared the island breed of watermen to travel to all points of the globe, drop down a huge face and scream down the face with confidence.
You need transportation to chase waves. In a third world country renting cars were very expensive and not always reliable. What was most important was the length of the visit and cars hit the pocket quit deeply. In the early 80's thank goodness for the alternative, the bike rack for surfboards. Just another adventure in Paradise doing what we all loved.
In the heart of the Queen City, Beach Haven New Jersey, Koseff's Surf Shop is nestled on the boulevard where the action is. Renny had the vision in the early 1960s to pursue surfing. So he went out to the great surf state of California and brought boards back.
Sadly, Renny passed away in 2020. But although we no longer have this dearly beloved man's man, Renny has been inducted into the New Jersey Surf Hall of Fame. He was certainly a legend.
A visit to the progressive surf shop "Body Language" of Brant Beach / Ship Bottom of Long Beach Island. Enjoy the entertainment with hyper-tension Kenny Kooyenga. Filmed in 1994.
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