Today we're sharing something that's really pretty special as short surf flicks go. Cynevin is an 18 minute mini masterpiece at the hands of British filmmaker Seth Hughes. Starring our man Mike Lay, it perfectly showcases not only his style, capabilities and enjoyment in the water, but also his local land and local breaks of West Cornwall in the UK.
Check out Mike riding a selection of Macho Fins, including his Mustard Raw Drifan in his Mitch Surman longboard, and a pair of Black Raw VM Keels, newly developed with local Cornish shaper Hugh aka. Bos Surfboards.
We'll leave you with the official description of the film - enjoy!
Describing a connection to place of birth an intimate relationship with home.
Surfing and international travel have always gone hand in hand. From the culturally iconic 60’s surf film The Endless Summer to the current WSL world tour, the two appear intrinsically linked. This film is instead a celebration of staying put, an ode to home.
In Mike Lay’s case, home is West Cornwall in the UK. As a professional longboarder, Mike is more often pictured overseas, competing and telling stories of his adventures. But the Cornish coast is his first love and this entire film is shot in a 20 minute radius of his house.
While this project was mainly shot pre COVID-19, its message is pertinent to the future of surfing. Travel is never going to be as plentiful and accessible as it once was. Maybe we all need to learn to love home a little more.
Cynevin from Seth Hughes on Vimeo.