My name is Adam Burns, and I'm from San Diego, California. I grew up in the Point Loma area. When I was 12 years old, my family made a bold life decision and moved us to Todos Santos, Baja California Sur. I lived there for five years. It was a trip, moving from posh suburbia to a tiny dirt town with a population of 3000 and one traffic light. This is where I learned to surf. It was pretty incredible: epic waves, warm water and basically no crowds, ever. I attended Mexican schools for a couple years, then did my first three years of high school in a home-study program with my dad as the teacher. Every morning we'd go surf, then hit the books. Eventually, being a typical teenager, I wanted a social life and the "high school experience" (in retrospect: what was I thinking??). So, in 1998 I moved back to California and lived with some relatives to attend my senior year of high school. That year, I took a photography class and got absolutely hooked on taking photos. Over the years I casually shot photos and also started making little surf videos of my friends with the family camcorder. Then things got more serious a couple years ago when I dove headfirst into some Canon DSLR gear. I mostly got a DSLR for still photography (a huge passion to this day), but I had seen the video footage that the cameras were producing and I loved it. It almost looked like 16mm movie film footage, but at a way cheaper price. So I started building my kit and hit the beach to go film. All these little edits I was making started to pile up, so I started a blog, Gooncord.com. The area my friends and I surf has quite an adverse relationship with the surf leash aka "goon cord" so I named my site that. I love making surf movies and will continue to do so for the rest of my days.
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