The festivities begin with a reception with live music, poster/book signings and a specially curated art exhibition of Sea to See, with over 50 works of art and photography. The Festival then pays Tribute to filmmaker Bruce Brown, presenting him with the Action Sports Pioneer Award, followed by a special 50th Anniversary screening of the landmark film The Endless Summer.
They call it The Endless Summer the ultimate surfing adventure, crossing the globe in search of the perfect wave. From the uncharted waters of West Africa, to the shark-filled seas of Australia, to the tropical paradise of Tahiti and beyond, these California surfers accomplish in a few months what most people never do in a lifetime& They live their dream.
Director Bruce Brown creates a film so powerful it has become a timeless masterpiece that continues to capture the imagination of every new generation. When it first played in theaters, audiences lined up to see it again and again, spellbound by its thrilling excitement and awesome photography. But in fact, what's most compelling about the film is the sport of surfing itself, and once you've seen it, you'll never forget why.
"'BRILLIANT, A PERFECT MOVIE, A GREAT MOVIE"
- THE NEW YORKER
"A DAZZLING ODE TO SUN, SAND AND SURF!"
"BREATHTAKING! SWEEPING AND EXCITING!"
"EXTRAORDINARY ENTERTAINMENT. BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL."
- NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sea to See Art Exhibition
Dozens of world class artists and photographers put on an exclusive show for Festival Audiences. Many of the pieces will be on sale during the festivities, along with book and poster signings. Here is just a small sampling:
Live Music - SandBlast
Surf music and beyond..._