Original surf vlogger drops clip every single damn day. Here's Wednesday…
The New Jersey surfer Ben Gravy, who is thirty, has cut himself a semi-lucrative slice of the ol media pie.
A couple of years ago, the college grad (bach in film) figured if he could film and cut and deposit one surf clip on YouTube every day he’d get a little traction among the two hundred thousand or so surf fans around the world.
“I’ve learned that the true recipe for success through this is honesty.” Ben told Surfer last year. “I’m 100 percent transparent online. I’ve cried in my vlogs, multiple times. I’ve shown sadness, joy, epicness…I’ve shown it all. Sometimes, yeah, it’s heavy. I get 99 percent positive comments, but when one person comes at me…it’s tough. They go for my throat.”
Consistency varies, as it does on such a prolific channel. Some will produce an unsettling gas; others stroke your stomach and whisper in your ear.
This eighteen-minute featurette shows Ben with his surfboard sponsor SuperBrand cruising the relatively secluded beaches around Leucadia, a couple of hours south of Los Angeles.
The waves are small but good, the water’s warm and green and the little children light up when they see the famous vlogger (who inspired Jamie O, Brett Barley and Kalani Robb to follow suit).
For me, it wasn’t a slam dunk, so to speak, but a courteous ass fondle.