This Is Morgan Maassen | NobodySurf

This Is Morgan Maassen

Filmmaker Morgan Maassen Playlist & Interview 31 Videos ・ Last Updated: Jun 26 2023

I am a photographer and filmmaker from California who focuses on making films around travel, adventure, underwater, and characters.

Born and raised: Santa Barbara, California

Based now: Santa Barbara, California

Stance: Goofy

When and how did you start surfing?

When I was 7 years old, my father pushed me into my first wave. I was hooked!

Who are the surfers that inspires you?

Jordy Smith, Stephanie Gilmore, Imogen Caldwell, Noah Wegrich, Ryan Callinan, Yago Dora.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

Teahupo'o, Red Bluff, Tavarua, Hossegor, Mundaka, Jeffrey's Bay, Mentawaiis

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?


Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?

Current favorite board is a 5'7 Channel Islands Fishbeard with twin keels.

Which one video would you highlight in this playlist?

Water II

Gear: Red Weapon, SPL Waterhousing, Nikon 14mm, 35mm, 50mm f/1.2, 80-400mm.

Editing tool: Macbook Pro & Adobe Premiere.

What's your favorite focal length?

14mm in the water :)

When and how did you start filming?

When I was 13, I borrowed my neighbor's camcorder to start filming my friends surfing while I was injured..

Who are the creators that inspires you?

Chad Campbell's surf movie "5th Symphony Document", as well as all of Werner Herzog's films.

What are the surf films/videos that inspires you?

"5th Symphony Document", "Blueprint", "Psychic Migrations", "BS".

Other than surf films?

La Haine, Enter The Void, Love, Jurassic Park, The Fall, Ran, Lessons of Darkness.

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Del The Funky Homosapien, Dr. Octagon, Hieroglyphics, Wu-Tang.