Episode 5: Half Moon Bay

Justin & Kate's getaway concludes at the exquisite Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, where they meet Mavericks surf guru Jeff Clark. Presented by BMW.

Released on 1/18/2017

Credits

Director: David Reyes, Carousel
Producer: Bill Sager, Carousel and Jason Cromer, Carousel
Director of Photography: Chris Adams

Transcript

00:04
(car revving)
00:14
[Woman] We were highly recommended the Ritz-Carlton
00:18
on Half Moon Bay.
00:21
(thunder)
00:22
And we're so excited to experience this gorgeous property
00:27
and it did not disappoint.
00:30
The ocean so close by.
00:32
Feels like a castle.
00:34
(thunder)
00:36
[Man] We pull up in the M760
00:38
and, unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate.
00:43
I was probably, for the whole trip,
00:45
most excited about Mavericks.
00:47
(waves crashing)
00:52
I had an excursion planned to go out and
00:54
watch some of these guys ride these huge waves.
00:58
[Woman] I think you can plan as many details
01:01
in an amazing trip but one thing we can't control
01:03
is weather.
01:04
It was very unfortunate,
01:04
but luckily, Jeff was such a great guy
01:07
and sat down with us at the hotel,
01:09
and explained what we're missing out.
01:12
[Jeff] The way I go out and surf Mavericks, though.
01:14
I'll paddle out into the lineup,
01:16
and I'll just paddle up and over a couple sets
01:18
(car revving) just to feel the power
01:20
and feel the nature
01:21
(waves crashing) of that storm
01:22
that was created in the atmosphere.
01:25
Smashed into the ocean,
01:26
these big waves come out of the storm,
01:28
and they've hit the reef of Mavericks.
01:33
It's a mountain of water.
01:35
Like hundreds of thousands of tons of water.
01:38
Oh my God, it looks like a roller coaster.
01:43
[Jeff] As you're catching a wave,
01:44
you wanna keep your heart rate really calm, really low,
01:47
so that you can perform at the highest
01:50
level that you need to.
01:51
You're saying that
01:52
you need to tame your adrenalin in a way that
01:55
you need to control your heart rate.
01:56
Whereas, a lot of athletes would say that
01:58
they would actually go the other direction.
02:00
It's like watching a golfer comin' down the stretch,
02:03
and he's in contention, and he's all amped up.
02:06
Then he turns on the ball
02:08
and just launches it over the green.
02:09
He's got too much power.
02:11
Everything relies on you being successful.
02:16
[Man] The passion that goes into anything.
02:18
His passion that goes into surfing.
02:20
My passion of baseball.
02:21
Your passion in acting.
02:24
Nobody's great at whatever they do without their passion.
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