What’s Going On In The Surf World This Weekend
By Andrew Hudson
Thomas Campbell’s The Present surf film
Get off the sticky beanbag, put down the stale cheetos and go see Thomas Campbell’s new film The Present on Friday night at the Capitol Theatre shown by the Olympia Film Society in Olympia, Washington. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by the jazz band Mattson 2. The screening is at 7:00 p.m.
Campbell is the same guy who brought you The Seedling and Sprout. This artistic film was shot in 16mm in West Africa, Australia, New Zealand Hawaii, California, Sumatra, and Java.
Surfers featured in the film include: Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Sofia Mulanovich, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Devon Howard, Dan Malloy, Harrison Roach, Kassia Meador, Jacob Stuth, Chelsea Georgenson Hedges, Chris DelMoro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost and Rob Machado.
3/31 – 4/05/09
Drug Aware Pro at Margaret River – West Australia
Okay Occy fans, he’s out but if you’re anywhere near the Drug Aware Pro you should go watch. This is a six-star prime ASP event and probably one of the best on the WQS. No butt wiggling out here, some of the worlds best pros are breaking boards just paddling out. And with larger waves expected for the weekend its only going to get more entertaining.
4/04 – 4/05/09
WSA Salt Creek
The Western Surfing Association has a two-day event at Salt Creek. All adult divisions will be surfing on Saturday, and the 18 and under divisions will be surfing on Sunday.
3/28 – 4/05/09
Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship
Salinas, Ecuador. Watch the world’s best juniors charge la FAE in challenging 6-8 foot surf. Contest coordinators are hoping the swell backs down some for the weekend. The contest is underway and continues until Sunday. Head here to follow daily videos, photos, and updates from Ecuador.