Ishita Maliaviya, India's first female surfer is joined by a unique and talented group of women - Chrystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch and Kate Baldwin. With unshakable determination for a better world, they travel through Southern India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the planet.
Directed by: Crystal Thornburg-Homcy & Dave Homcy
Note: Plays with 12 Miles North and With Love, Yago
RELATED CAUSE: Beyond the Surface Foundation
We believe surfing has the power to transcend barriers of gender, nationality and ethnicity, and address issues such as conflict, poor health practices and a lack of education. By using surfing and structured play, children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world can gain a quality education, learn positive health practices and overcome the effects of conflict.
Running Time: 46min
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.
Directed by: Bruce Brown
SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO BRUCE BROWN
The 50th Anniversary screening will be part of a Gala Presentation. Join us for a special tribute to Bruce Brown, as we present him with the first Action Sports Pioneer Award, for his contribution to action sports filmmaking.
Reception - 4:00-5:30pm
Special Tribute to Bruce Brown - 5:30-630pm
The Endless Summer - 6:30-9:00pm
Running Time: 1hr 35min
In 1972, Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson took to the road with surfboards, camera gear and an untamable desire for adventure. For ten years they scoured the planet in search of perfect waves and experiences only a traveler on the road encounters. This documentary film chronicles their journey.
Featuring original photos and Super 8 footage from California, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Africa, Morocco, Ireland, France and Fiji.
Directed by: Greg Schell
Join author Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson as they present their new book Search for the Perfect Wave: Volume One and offer signed copies to audiences. visit https://search-for-the-perfect-wave.com/ to learn more about the project.
Running Time: 58min
Note: Plays with Return to Cape St Francis
Fifty years after starring in the classic film ‘The Endless Summer,’ Robert August returns to the place where it all began, Cape St. Francis. Deciding to put college on hold and explore the world, Robert joined Bruce Brown on a trip around the world, saying no to the traditional American Dream and setting off on his own journey. Returning with students from his old high school, Robert August shows these young surfers that discovering your own adventures is the key to happiness.
Directed by: Andy Verdone
Running Time: 40min
Note: Plays with The Far Shore
12 Miles North: The Story of Nick Gabaldon, is unlike any surf movie you've ever seen, a surf movie that deals with social issues, most notably race. In the 1940s Gabaldon frequented the Inkwell in Santa Monica, a stretch of sand predominantly enjoyed by African Americans. As he evolved as a surfer he began wanting to test the waters further afield, which is what led him to start paddling from the Inkwell to Malibu -- 12 miles north. Gabaldon found himself in the midst of the budding surf culture, eventually earning himself a distinguished spot in the lineup amongst luminaries of the day such as Peter Cole, Ricky Grigg and Micky Muñoz. But tragedy struck in 1951 when Gabaldon tried to shoot the Malibu pier, hit a piling and drowned.
Directed by: Richard Yelland
Running Time: 35min
Note: Plays with Beyond the Surface and With Love, Yago
REDirect Surf is a filmmaking competition to see who can create the most unique and original surf short of the year. It's a celebration of surf filmmaking and a nod to the technology being used these days to document surfing like never before. Jason Baffa directed this piece Featuring El Segundo surfer and shaper Tyler Hatzikian.
Directed By: Jason Baffa (In Attendance)
Subject: Tyler Hatzikian (In Attendance)
Note: Plays with Wet Dream & Taking Shape
In life, the best things are almost always the simple things. Surfing, in its essence, is simple. Much like music. Born for fun, pure enjoyment and intrinsically connect by those that love both. This film is an exploration of the link between music and surfing, through creating something new and sharing it with friends.
Directed By: Mike Guest
Running Time 15:00
Note: Plays with Wet Dream & REDirect Surf
The Transparentsea Voyage highlights the efforts of a group of athletes, musicians, celebrities and artists on a campaign aimed at focusing attention on coastal environmental issues. Witness the trip unfold through the creation of song as this “behind the music” look at focused activism revealed how our connection to the planet changed and educated the participants involved as well as those that followed the journey from around the world.
Experience the voyage from start to finish as the crew traced the southern migration of the California Grey & Blue Whale from Santa Barbara to the US Border in six tandem kayaks. It all started with a goal of engaging key coastal communities and ended with a big helping of self-discovery for everyone involved.
Directed by Justin Krumb
Wet Dream is the highly anticipated surf movie about Tyler Warren and his travels in search of good waves. It’s shot entirely on Super 8 film by Japanese photographer and filmmaker Tatsuo Takei. Locations: California, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America Featuring: Tyler Warren Shot & Edited by: Tatsuo Takei
Directed by: Tatsuo Takei.
Running Time: 35min
Note: Plays with REDirect Surf & Taking Shape
At the age of 9, Yago Dora is one of the most prominent surfers in Brazil. Not content with growing up in a country where safety is a daily concern, Yago recently moved to California with his family, in the hopes of a more comfortable lifestyle. Surrounded by family and friends, Yago does what he loves most. He surfs and wonders what dreams are made of. “What if we are living in a dream and our reality is while we are sleeping? Are we dreaming now? Is all of this real?”
Directed by Garbiel Novis (In Attendance)
Note: Plays with Beyond the Surface and 12 Miles North