90 Seconds is a collaborative surf film and contest generated entirely by the surfers, directors, and editors of Maryland and Delaware. Participants were asked to submit a one minute, 30 second video clip showcasing their talents in home surf and/or turf. 10 finalists were selected for inclusion in the full-length video and put in the running for top honors in a variety of sub-categories.
Taylor Steele’s Innersection movies were a major inspiration for this program— they successfully opened a lot of eyes to the potential of rider-generated filmmaking. With camera equipment and editing software becoming increasingly accessible and user-friendly every year, more and more talented people—both in front of and behind the lens—have the opportunity to sharpen their skills and push the cinematic boundaries.
The result is some very impressive footage that might never see the light of day, especially in the mid-Atlantic, which is plagued by a general lack of exposure compared to other coastal locales like Florida or Southern California. So our goal here was to bring Innersection home, giving local riders and creators a platform, and hopefully an inspiration, to showcase the best of their abilities in and out of the water.