The best laid plans of mouse and men often go awry. These words are etched in the back of my mind, as a freelance surf videographer is at the mercy of the tides, the winds, and every element in between. Planning is essential, but adapting to the unexpected is what truly defines our moments of brilliance. Fortunately, I was able to capture many of these moments through the efforts of an exuberant group of professional surfers over the course of 2013. Starting on the Gold Coast, my journey took me westward across Australia and on to Bali, Central America and Hawaii, capped off with Nat Young’s Rookie of the Year clinching performance at Pipeline. It’s another year in the books, and more fuel for the fire. Here’s to the next trip around the sun, surfing couches and collecting clips.