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
|Director:||David Reyes, Carousel|
|Producer:||Bill Sager, Carousel and Jason Cromer, Carousel|
|Director of Photography:||Chris Adams|
[Woman] We were highly recommended the Ritz-Carlton
on Half Moon Bay.
And we're so excited to experience this gorgeous property
and it did not disappoint.
The ocean so close by.
Feels like a castle.
[Man] We pull up in the M760
and, unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate.
I was probably, for the whole trip,
most excited about Mavericks.
I had an excursion planned to go out and
watch some of these guys ride these huge waves.
[Woman] I think you can plan as many details
in an amazing trip but one thing we can't control
It was very unfortunate,
but luckily, Jeff was such a great guy
and sat down with us at the hotel,
and explained what we're missing out.
[Jeff] The way I go out and surf Mavericks, though.
I'll paddle out into the lineup,
and I'll just paddle up and over a couple sets
(car revving) just to feel the power
and feel the nature
(waves crashing) of that storm
that was created in the atmosphere.
Smashed into the ocean,
these big waves come out of the storm,
and they've hit the reef of Mavericks.
It's a mountain of water.
Like hundreds of thousands of tons of water.
Oh my God, it looks like a roller coaster.
[Jeff] As you're catching a wave,
you wanna keep your heart rate really calm, really low,
so that you can perform at the highest
level that you need to.
You're saying that
you need to tame your adrenalin in a way that
you need to control your heart rate.
Whereas, a lot of athletes would say that
they would actually go the other direction.
It's like watching a golfer comin' down the stretch,
and he's in contention, and he's all amped up.
Then he turns on the ball
and just launches it over the green.
He's got too much power.
Everything relies on you being successful.
[Man] The passion that goes into anything.
His passion that goes into surfing.
My passion of baseball.
Your passion in acting.
Nobody's great at whatever they do without their passion.