Hi its albee.
First off please watch this on something bigger and louder than your phone!
Recently I suffered a head injury at jaws. It's a month out and we are still not sure how well I'm recovering. After talking with several doctors the basic analisys is if I continue the next 5-10 years like I have the last 5-10 years I am at very high risk for CTE and other brain related complications.
I was already planning to make this edit but it came at a very important time. Going through several years of highlights and slams has helped me start to look at some big questions, mainly is it worth it. Are the highs of surfing this wave now, worth the physical and mental pain its very likely to cause later in life, and... I HAVE NO IDEA. I wish I did but I don't. I'm sure like everything in life it's about finding a balance.
As of right now I fully intend to get back out there and redeem myself but I also know if I make a few more of the same mistakes I'll end up not being able to do a lot of the things I love to do, or surf "small" waves good again.
So this edit is basically my own form of therapy trying to figure out where to go from here. I do know I wouldn't trade the moments I've had so far for anything in the world.
CINEMETOGRAPHY: Dan Norkunas
EDIT: Albee Layer
SOUND DESIGN: Cody Carter
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Jace Panebianco
"sometimes your the hammer, sometimes your the nail"
by: A Day To Remember
by: American Royalty