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Surfspots-GPS: Interview with Filmmaker Greg Huglin

Greg Huglin, world-renowned surfing cinematographer and ocean wildlife documentary filmmaker has recently released his newest project "Surfing Dolphins." The short film took nearly 14 years to produce, a collection of raw footage filmed accumulated from chasing dolphins surfing in the wilds of South Africa all in preparation for this fascinating 2010 World Premiere presentation of some of the most stunning footage seen to date.

Surfspots-GPS: Interview with Filmmaker Greg Huglin
Farmingdale, NY, March 02, 2010 --( Surfspots-GPS is proud to present to you our recent interview with world-renowned surfing cinematographer and filmmaker Greg Huglin, providing us all a glimpse into his long accomplished career and the amazing production of his newly released World Premiere movie "Surfing Dolphins."

Some of his previously stunning works you may have enjoyed are; Shark Park, Shark Alley and Hawaiian Watermen.

Greg Huglin Films
Released 2010
Run Time: 19:31

I am delighted for the opportunity to speak with Greg in an up-close and very candid interview, sharing with you his journey. Our insightful conversation included how his passion for photography and film making career all began. Please enjoy reading a few excerpts from our conversation here...

Pat: "Greg thanks so very much for taking the time to speak with me today to tell our readers a little bit about yourself and your new film release "Surfing Dolphins," the footage you've captured is magnificent as always."

Greg Huglin: "Thanks for the compliments about my dolphin images. I spent many, many winters on the North Shore, and also on Maui filming surfing, windsurfing, kiting, towsurfing, etc. I first saw dolphins surfing waves at Jeffreys Bay in South Africa back in 1977."

Pat: "Dolphins were born to rip. So naturally my first question would be who needs a surfboard when you have flippers? These are amazingly charismatic, smart, caring, playful, and very skilled animals. What initially attracted you to the dolphins and how do you manage to capture those split-second images with the high speeds they travel at? It must take hours and hours to get that one shot."

Greg Huglin: "Part of the attraction for me is the difficulty factor of getting good shots. I thought filming Great Whites in South Africa would be challenging but it was relatively easy compared to filming dolphins surfing in waves."

Pat: "I can definitely see why the filming of big-wave surfing crossed over to captivating you to film sharks, dolphins and other sea life. We are big here at Surfspots-GPS on mixing up the two delivering raw content daily to an overall ocean and marine life loving audience. Can you tell me, what was your first experience like with sea animals that intrigued you to photograph and make short film documentaries of sharks and dolphins in the wild?"

Greg Huglin: "I live on the beach here in Santa Barbara and we see dolphins cruise by almost every day. My kids are great dolphin spotters. I've ridden waves several times with dolphins and have always been fascinated by them. But filming dolphins surfing in California is pretty impossible. I knew I'd have to go back to South Africa to get the really good images."

Pat: "It can be dangerous work, isn't that so? I know it looks a lot easier than it really is. The cameras must be quite heavy, steel encased I imagine to endure the abuse of Mother Nature's wrath, a furious ocean or a shark or two out there? Do you have a favorite tale that stands out most of all in your memory to tell us about?"

Greg Huglin: "My three underwater movie cameras are all made out of pretty thin aluminum but still pretty heavy. The heaviest weighs 55 lbs. and is nicknamed 'The Beast'...It is gold colored anodized aluminum and I use it on a long pole to film Great Whites. It's got quite a few deep gouges on it caused by Great Whites nibbling on it."

Check out Greg's site at for more images from the new film "Surfing Dolphins.”

You can access this article and read the full interview in our Surf News at

"Surfing Dolphins" a Greg Huglin Film will feature showings at the Noosa Festival of Surfing 2010; March 14-21 are on sale now.

The 2010 Byron Bay International Film Festival will be presenting the World Premiere movie "Surfing Dolphins," March 5-13 ...please visit website for updated details, scheduled tickets and more information.

Contact Information
Global Oceans, L.L.C.
Patricia Albane
Attached Files

Greg Huglin and "The Beast"
Greg uses an underwater 35mm high-speed camera, nicknamed "The Beast" which is attached to a long pole extension on his boat to film Great White sharks.
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Greg Huglin
Greg at work on his boat Perfect Light in 2000.
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A shark comes in for a closer look at Greg's underwater 35mm camera, or a bite or two...
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Greg Huglin and Craig Peterson
Greg and Peter working together in South Africa 2001.
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Surfing Dolphins
Pod of playful dolphins surfing in waves.
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Surfing Dolphins
Huge pod of dolphins surfing a huge swell rolling in.
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Greg Huglin filming for Fantasea, Velzyland, Hawaii 1977
Greg's film career has spanned over decades leading to his newest project just recently released in 2010 "Surfing Dolphins".
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Surfing Dolphins
Pod of dolphins surf effortlessly through the waves in the wild traveling at speeds up to 20 mph.
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Surfing Dolphins
Magnificent close-up image of dolphins surfing in the wild captured on film in South Africa by world-renowned photographer and filmmaker Greg Huglin.
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The Huglin Family
Greg, his wife Andrea and their two children Jasmin and Josh.
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Surfing Dolphins Flyer
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