Tyler Hatzikian: REDirect
Surfer Magazine partnered with RED Digital Cinema Camera Company to create a film competition called REDirect. They loaned 11 filmmakers a RED EPIC DRAGON camera package, valued at $50k, and commissioned them to make the most unique, original short surf film of the year. The winner of the competition gets to keep the camera package.
One of the filmmakers selected was South Bay local Jason Baffa. Not only are we huge fans of Jason’s for his films Singlefin: Yellow, One California Day, and Bella Vita, Jason also happens live mere miles from our factory and where we’re typing these words. And while we take great local pride in Jason, Jason takes great pride in our community and often showcases the South Bay as a central figure in his films.
For the REDirect project, Jason profiled longtime US Blanks supporter and all-around El Segundo legend, Tyler Hatzikian. Jason documented Tyler as he built a nose rider from our 10’2″ B, in Classic weight, with a 5/16″ bass and two 1/8″ cedar stringers.