Everybody talks about Cuba in comparisons. You have to appreciate it for what it is. Otherwise you miss the whole picture.
Last February I traveled to Cuba with a friend from Florida to film a documentary about surfing in the luddite nation. It wasn't a video of us catching big waves, but rather of us using surf as a way to transcend political boundaries and connect with the people. We made friends with the Cubanos, ate with them and stayed in their houses. All because of our common connection––surf. Stay tuned for the documentary coming Summer 2015.