Surf film Dark Fall brings the chill to east coast winter waves

For many, the signs of an early winter showing up around the country bring ripples of anticipation for deep, untouched lines outside the ropes and sun-filled bowls silhouetted in burst of after-turn. However, for the subjects of Dark Fall Productions,’ Alex DePhillipo’s directed “Dark Fall,” winter means steep, heavy barrels of gray New Jersey coastal swells. Surfed by a stalwart crew of hardcore east coasters vying for the attention they have long deserved, these waves have perpetuated the notion that the northern east coast is a surfing world all its own. And, it’s prepared its riders as well as any break could, training them in the ways of global surf travel and how to establish themselves in the world’s most elite line ups.