The rider and the storm

15 minutes

After Hurricane Sandy razes his home, a surfer reflects on cycles of nature

When Hurricane Sandy destroyed his home in Breezy Point, New York, Timmy Brennan, an iron worker, lost almost everything, including his prized possession: a SUP ATX paddle board. Digging through the rubble of what was once his mother’s house, Timmy reminisces about his childhood, moments shared with family and neighbours, and, most of all, the time he spent out on the water, looking up at the New York City skyscrapers he helped to construct.

Director: David Darg, Bryn Mooser

Producer: Martha Rogers, Gareth Seltzer

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