Dave “Nelly” Nelson has made a career out of masterfully shooting the best surfers and most iconic surf spots in the world. He is a globally published veteran surf and skate photographer with an impressive collection of magazine covers and spreads to his name. As a photographer, his work has helped shape the way we view the culture of surfing and skating, while building connections to elite athletes and desirable destinations. What's even better is that upon meeting Nelly you can sense his big heart through his stories, and he instantly makes you feel like you've known him for years. Watch below, as he gives back to the friends and colleagues who have helped build his career... with Bay Photo MetalPrints!
Episode 1: Darryl "Flea" Virostko
Darryl "Flea" Virostko is a three-time Mavericks Champion from Santa Cruz. He appears in the surfing films, Riding Giants, Step Into Liquid, and Billabong Odyssey, and now runs the O’Neill surf team. Watch as Nelly gives back with a 30x45" MetalPrint! Displayed on High Gloss surface with a Black Flush Mount Frame.
Episode 2: Timmy Reyes
Dave "Nelly" Nelson is at it again, gifting a surprise Exhibit Mount MetalPrint to pro surfer and fellow photographer, Timmy Reyes. He's giving back to the people who helped build his career as a professional surf photographer, and we're proud to be the lab behind the MetalPrints. Enjoy a quick round 2 of "You Got Nelly'd!", complete with a celebrity guest appearance by our Founder and CEO, Larry!
Episode 3: Koa Rothman
Being a Professional Surf Photographer, Dave "Nelly" Nelson has the good fortune of spending time shooting the best surfers in the world in one of the most beautiful places in the world - Oahu's North Shore. In this episode of "You Got Nelly'd", he surprises North Shore local, big wave charger, and Pipeline extraordinaire, Koa Rothman. Watch as Nelly tracks Koa down and delivers the goods (a 20x30 MetalPrint with Float Mount Hanger).
Episode 4: Landon McNamara
Landon McNamara, who grew up at Rocky Point on Oahu's North Shore, is a Pipeline charger, son of a North Shore legend, full time musician, full time dad and friend of professional surf photographer, Dave "Nelly" Nelson. In this episode of “You Got Nelly'd”, Landon is tracked down in his home recording studio to receive an epic Bay Photo MetalPrint!
Episode 5: Kai Lenny
Hailing from Paia, Hawaii, Kai Lenny is the true definition of a waterman. From surfing small waves to huge waves, windsurfing to kiting, stand up paddle boards to foils, Kai does it all. It's only fitting that when Dave "Nelly" Nelson recounts one of his all time favorite shots it is of Kai surfing an absolute bomb at Mavericks. Watch along as Nelly travels to Kai's house, as he recovers from a hand injury, to relive the day and deliver this insane MetalPrint to Kai!
Episode 6: Homer & Skyler The Surfing Dog
Can a dog surf alone? You bet she can. Can a dog help children with disabilities, wounded military heroes, people with Cystic-Fibrosis and others enjoy the healing powers of the ocean and surfing? Without a doubt. Meet Skyler the Surfing Dog! Watch as Dave “Nelly” Nelson gets to deliver a vibrant Bay Photo MetalPrint displaying Skyler and her dad, Homer Henard enjoying a beautiful sunny day in the water. What better way to commemorate years of friendship, along with all the good that Skyler and Homer do?!
Episode 7: Goldfinger's John "Feldy" Feldmann
As pro photographer, Dave "Nelly" Nelson continues reconnecting with friends and icons he's photographed through the years, we're learning one thing is true - that MetalPrints bring people together! You may know of John Feldmann (aka "Feldy") from the ska/punk band, Goldfinger. He's a renowned musician, songwriter, singer and record producer based in Los Angeles, CA. Watch as Nelly delivers a Bay Photo MetalPrint displaying Feldy in one of his "Superman" moments, performing live at the Vans Warped Tour. They share some bonus memories about backyard hangouts with drained pools ready to skate, and jammin' at high school parties in the 80s. For Nelly, our MetalPrint makes the perfect thank you gift for years of friendship, and all the epic music from Feldy!
Special Thanks to Dave Nelson
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