(Huntington Beach, Calif.) October 21, 2008 – Quiksilver is pleased to announce "Clay Marzo: Just Add Water" is now for sale on Quiksilver.com, at specialty surf shops, and at the more than 100 Quiksilver retail stores around the United States. "Just Add Water" is an epic film that dives beneath the surface of one of the most gifted and creative surfers in the world; 19 year-old Clay Marzo. The film provides a never-before-seen look at Clay's mind-blowing skills in the water and the challenges he faces on land as a result of Asperger's Syndrome.
The DVD costs $29.95 and includes fresh tracks from Cornelius, Pinback, Chromeo, The Beastie Boys, Sea Wolf, MGMT &The Vines, among others. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit Surfer's Healing, a Foundation for Autism.
Like other kids growing up on the island of Maui, Clay lived in the waves. Clay's pure love of the ocean along with his natural talent allowed him to excel to new heights, pushing the limits again and again. A member of Quiksilver's elite Young Guns crew, his spontaneous, unpredictable and creative style has earned him three NSSA National surfing titles. His role in "Just Add Water" won him Best Male Performance at the 2008 SURFER Magazine Poll and Video Awards.
Sometimes a puzzle to those around him, Clay was only recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The realities of life as an elite pro surfer – constant travel and media demands – are not easy for Clay, but he continues bravely taking on these challenges.
Three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons calls him, "hands down, the best 19 year-old surfer in the world," while nine-time world champ Kelly Slater goes even farther saying, "He knows things I don't know about surfing."
For more information on the film and to view the trailer, visit www.quiksilver.com/justaddwater
About Clay Marzo: Just Add Water
"It feels so much different in the water. I feel like I'm at home." – Clay Marzo
Have you ever loved something to the point that it becomes what you live for? Meet Clay Marzo, whose passion for surfing is so pure it defies description. Take a visually stunning and emotionally powerful journey through his life. See Clay literally come alive in the ocean as he destroys the waves of Tahiti, Fiji, Hawaii, France, Spain and Australia with his wildly creative surfing. You'll also experience inspiring testimonials about his incredible talent from the most legendary surfers in the world. The story also showcases an awareness-raising glimpse into his life and mind as he comes to understand both the gifts and challenges of living with Asperger's.
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