Steve Coleman developed a close bond with the sea at an early age. He shared his love for the ocean with his mother who took him to the beach every day. He loved to dive into the frigid Atlantic with his friends and watch local surfers as they graced the waves of the Jersey Shore. After Steve’s first surf at age ten with some friends he was hooked. When he saw Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer he became inspired to start making his own surf pictures. He found an old camera in his parent’s attic and began capturing his friends surfing, and then went on to tell the stories of soul surfers along the East Coast.

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