My name is Tyler Breuer. I never thought I’d say this but I’m now 30-something years old. I grew up surfing the beaches of Long Island and spent a considerable amount of time travelling and surfing abroad in my younger years. Eventually I settled back in New York and have been active in the New York surf scene for over a decade: organizing surfing events, movie premieres and managing my family’s business, Sundown Ski and Surf Shop on Long Island. I was one of the founding members of the New York Surf Film Festival and am now the Chief Producer for SMASH Productions (Surf/Movies/Art/Shaping/History). SMASH produces numerous culturally significant surf events in New York and will be producing the SMASH Surf, Film, Art Festival this summer.
Over the next few months I’ll be sharing personal stories that show the act of doing kind deeds in order to understand why people give themselves over to helping others. Through conversations with friends, profiles of surf studios and maybe a podcast or two, I’ll be exploring these themes. For me, doing the kind thing is about empathizing and showing compassion. You don’t have to save the world—sometimes you just need to be there for someone to make a difference.