Press Release

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Aug. 15, 2013 – Birdman Media, a premiere San Diego videographer that specializes in longboard surf videos, is proud to announce the release of its latest film, “Something To Ponder,” the epic tale of Southern California surfers.

Hundreds of fans gathered at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on July 25, 2015, for the eagerly anticipated premiere of Something To onder, Taylor Larison (aka Birdman’s) new full-length longboard surf film. From the beginning to the end of the premiere night, the brewery was filled to capacity with good vibes, fans, friends, families, sponsors and plenty of Birdman Media merchandise.

First of its kind from director and producer Birdman, the exclusive independent longboard surf film features footage from San Diego to Malibu, with a sprinkle of Baja, while hitting every favorite longboard surf spot in between.

‘Something To Ponder’ showcases all aspects of surfing compacted into one film, from heavy logs to fishes to hi-pro’s, and everything in between. Often surfing below the radar on waves that rarely show up in mainstream media, Birdman decided to bring back some of the original surfers that were in ‘Pictorial Perspective’, while sprinkling in some new longboarding faces as well. Backed up by an electric sound track, Birdman sets the tone of the film with its raw cinematography combined with some of the best up and coming longboard surfers.

‘Something To Ponder’ highlights the talents of some of Southern California’s elite team of shredders: Noah Shimabukuro, Mike Stidham, Josh Seemann, Noah Cardoza, Tommy Witt, Kaimana Takayama, Eric Snortum, Chris Cravey, Taylor Jensen, Ricky Cunningham, Pete Johnson, David Arganda, Sean Keany, Kurtis Woodin, and Blake Michaels.

Each rider demonstrates their talents as longboard surfers as Birdman Media flawlessly captures the moments, creating a truly progressive vision of what surfing can be. Delivering groundbreaking carves and long noserides with a message that transcends well beyond the lineup, the film showcases strength, style and barrels!

‘Something To Ponder’ is available for purchase at For more information, photos or to schedule an interview with Birdman Media, please contact Taylor Larison at


Birdman Media, founded by Taylor Larison, aka “BirdMan” is a necessity in the world of Southern California longboarding for his ability to capture the grace, glide, sliding, and shredding that embodies California’s finest surfers. BirdMan has released two full length longboard surf videos, Pictorial Perspective and Koala Khronicles, and has an on-line library of over 140 shorts. Birdman has filmed all over the world from Mexico to Australia, to the beaches of California. His work also includes video productions for: Irie Nation Radio, Volcom Stone, Volcom Entertainment, Toes On The Nose and Electric Visual Sunglasses, Pepper, Valient Thorr, Triston Palma, Riverboat Gamblers, Groundation and Jimmy Cliff.