Brain Brian

software engineer living in Los Angeles, California.

Surfing through a pandemic

So much has happened in the past year. Going through a pandemic while living on the westside of LA has been a trip. The pandemic is littered with memories, unlike any others. At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic I can remember biking to Venice…

Photo Published in Thrasher Magazine

I was contacted by Thrasher earlier this year to use a photo of my of a HoHo Plant at Marginal Way during the Lords of Seatown event. It appears in the May 2020 issue. This is the original photo published in the magazine. Here's a video from the…

Smug Mug Photo Gallery

I finally published an online photography gallery via Smug Mug gallery. Here I hope to showcase a more curated set of photographs as well as provide surfers at the various spots I frequent, photos of themselves for purchase. I will also be…

Trip to Andalusia region of Spain

A year before all this Covid craziness I took a trip (March 15th - 25th, 2019) to the Andalusia region with Amanda and two of our friends. The trip was very memorable, in particular the amazing architecture and street art. There is so much history…

So we moved to Los Angeles

So back in June my wife accepted a job in Culver City. So, 3 months later I can say we are finally settled. I even accepted a new position last week at VideoAmp. A lot has changed in the last couple months. I'm excited to see what the next year holds…

Learning to Walk The Nose On My Surfboard

I've been working on learning to nose-ride on my longboard. This was a perfect, glassy morning for doing just that. Filmed and edited by Brian Behrens in May, 2018. Music by Yucky Duster Shot with my GoPro Hero6 Black. Edited in Adobe Premiere.

Surfing Westport, Washington on a Clean Winter Day

I headed to Westport, WA the weekend of February 10th, 2018 for some what shapped up to be an amazing weekend of surfing. Music by La Luz from a live session on KEXP https://laluz.bandcamp.com Shot with my GoPro Hero4 Black, iPhone X and DJI Mavic…

Trip to Los Angeles

Amanda was asked to come to Los Angeles for work the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Knowing we would both have of that Monday, we decided to take some extra days and fill our free time with friends and surfing. The footage was taken at Venice…

Testing out the Mavic Pro Drone at Westport

I brought my drone out last weekend to Westport, Washington. By the time I took it up flying the winds had turned on shore but the waves were relatively good still. It was too good in the morning to be filming and not surfing. I'll be filming with…

Lords of Seatown - 5th Annual Skateboarding Event

I headed on my bike over to the Marginal Way Skatepark event, Lords of Seatown. After a short ride over the West Seattle bridge I arrived at the event late afternoon just in time for the Men's finals. The competition was stiff. Zion O'Friel was…

Surfing on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington in August

I bought a new DJI Mavic Pro a week back and headed to the coast to see what kind of shots I could come up with. I always love surfing on the reservation run by the Makah tribe. They are welcoming of surfers. Last weekend I actually participated in…

A Deep, Snowy Winter in the Northwest

It has been a great winter of cool temps here in the Pacific Northwest. It all got started in early December. The snow and cool temps have been really consistent. From resort riding to backcountry travels, the fun has not stopped. I rode Mt. Baker…

Learning to Surf on a Longboard

I picked up surfing about 4 years ago. When I first started I was on a "fun board", a 7'4" Ocean Pulse. I quickly went from that surfing Lib Tech shortboards about 6'4" or less while working at Mervin Manufacturing. Surfing wasn't really an option…

Seattle 48 Hour Film Festival

I spent this past weekend with a crew of 55 volunteers making a short film, 7 minutes in duration, for the Seattle 48 Hour Film Festival. This film was created under the direction of the talented Ben Strickland of Tricky Whiskey Films. It was my…

Splitboarding in the Crystal Mountain Backcountry

We made it out to Bullion Basin for what possibly could have been a very wet afternoon. We had received some snow the week prior, but it warmed and rained on Saturday. We arrived to the trailhead parking lot around 8:30 am. Stumbling out of his car…

Splitboarding near Stevens Pass

I took my friend Mel up to the Yodelin area at Stevens Pass. We've been getting hammered with snow in the Pacific Northwest this December and I wanted to get her into a zone with lower consequence considering it was her first time out on her…

Preseason in the Mt. Baker Backcountry

Someone definitely got the memo that Mt. Baker on Sunday was getting POW. We arrived around 9am to an already halfway-full upper lot. It was filled with 200+ backcountry enthusiasts eager to ride some powder. After last season being such a wash in…

Touring Naches Peak

Our touring group got up to Chinook Pass around 9 am. We scrapped our original plan to try and attack the Sheep Lake Couloir due to very minimal coverage on southern facing slopes (not sure why we thought that might work). We had no idea how you…

Wing Ridge Splitboard Adventure

January 22 - January 25, 2015 A trip with 11 fellow peakers into the Wallowa Moutains of Northeast Oregon through Wing Ridge Ski Tours. Pre Day 1 - January 21st We took off after work and headed to Eastern Oregon. On the way we saw a bad ass wolf…

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