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Down in a Southern State

Sterling Spencer’s turn from pro surfer to surfing satirist.

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In TSJ 29.4’s “Down in a Southern State,” writer Michael Adno walks us through Sterling Spencer’s upbringing on the Florida Panhandle as the son of a surfing luminary, his transition from professional surfer to surfing’s satirist, and the events that led him back home to Pensacola where he returned to surfing “for the feeling, not for views.”

In this short film, Spencer adds further insights to his story and explains the ups and downs of being the “Godfather of Internet Surfing,” alongside motion visual excerpts from his lauded blog, pinchmysalt.tv.

Filmed and edited by Ryan Spencer.

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