Jack McCoy is a surfing film-maker who has dominated the industry for over 30 years. He has produced more than 25 films, many of which were evolutionary.
In his first film Tubular Swells (1976) Jack pioneered slow motion. Taking ground breaking technology of the day to the ill explored world of underwater/surf photography.
Jack continued to revolutionize the surf film industry travelling to all corners of the earth, exploring exotic waves and locations that few people ever experience. He invented the idea of perfect waves and island surfing. Jack found islands, places and waves that no one knew existed. He explored places like Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii and South Africa. Jack implanted images of long empty perfect waves into the minds of surfers for the first time. To this day across the globe the search for this perfection continues.
Another iconic film was Blue Horizon, capturing the lives of the two best surfers at the time. His cinematic technique culminated in this film, he set the bar for surf films and nothing was comparable.
His latest film A Deeper Shade of Blue was released a couple of months ago. In this film Jack pioneered underwater tracking images, for the first time ever in surfing Jack was able to follow the path of the wave as it curled across reef, from underwater. He is using an underwater jetski with a camera attached to the front, holding his breath Jack follows the surfer as they pump along the wave.
As Jack pushes the boundaries of the industry he continues to inspire every young surfer and I sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what he will create next, but more importantly what can I create.