California Surf Festival Featured Films

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California Surf Festival Feature Films And Schedule

Accidental Icon by Brian Gillogly
A girl who just happen to surf, and would tell her father all about her beach adventures with a ragtag groups of guys at Malibu Beach. Kathy Kohner didn’t know that her passion would become an industry and that she would be considered an icon and inspiration to many young girls all over the world. Interviews with Bobby Darin, Sally Field and many others whose lives were change by this young woman’s life. Kathy Kohner, aka Gidget, is an Accidental Icon.

Idiosyncrasies by Patrick Trefz
Patrick Trefz’s new film, sharing the creative journey of surfers. Great music, art and stories that push the envelope of surfing life and style in this Santa Cruz filmmaker’s latest film.

Somewhere Near Tapachula by Jonno Durant and Stefan Hunt
A winner at many festivals, this film shares the heartwarming story of an Australian couple who find themselves volunteering at an orphanage in Mexico. With their passion for surf and family, they teach their young family the lifestyle of surfing and within a year find that their family of orphans has grown from 6 to 50 children.

Fiberglass & Megapixels by Derek and Craig Hoffmann
Multi-award-winning film that shows what it takes to get the right shot on the North Shore of Hawaii to get in the surf magazines and movies. Interviews with the who’s who of underwater surf photography and the cameramen whose work gets on the cover of Surfer, Surfing and Transworld Surf.

Melali by Taylor Steele and Rob Machado
The Drifter was an insightful look at Rob Machado and what Melali brings to us is the waves and surfing of the Indo Islands. Some of the best waves from the introspective journey that solidified Machado as a surf icon for years to come.

Last Paradise By Clive Neeson
A 45-year quest for adrenaline on the road less traveled. In the remote wilderness of New Zealand, a maverick group of kids have a dream which they would one day share with the world. Last Paradise presents a journey of extreme sports pioneers. Winner at X-Dance Film Festival.

Japan: Style Is Everything by Yoshitaka Itoi
Japan and surfing is still a mystery to most surfers, but in this film we’ll see the waves and surfers taking the next adventure to the land of The Rising Sun. With rides by Christian Wach, Noah Shimabukuro, Tyler Warren and the top Japanese surfers to date, you may want to hop on the Tokyo band wagon for surf! US Preimere.

The Westsiders by Josh Pomer
The Westside of Santa Cruz and the dynamic group of surfers making their mark in and out of the water. With “Flea” Virostko, Jason “Ratboy” Collins, Vince “The Godfather” Collier, Shawn “Barney” Barron. Such amazing and talented surfers from the Westside of Santa Cruz — how is it that such a great group of surfers have a tough childhood? The original Mavericks crew shows the heart and soul of extreme surfing.

God Went Surfing With The Devil by Alexander Klein
Since the year 2000, over 4,300 Palestinian and 1,000 Israeli lives have been claimed by the escalating conflict in the region. In 2007 it emerged that a small group of young men were surfing in Gaza, sharing battered surfboards they had attained prior to the siege. In the spring of 2008, they would attempt to deliver another 23 surfboards into Gaza. By this time the situation in Gaza had deteriorated further, the border still sealed, with military activity a near daily occurrence. God Went Surfing With the Devil charts the difficulties and dangers encountered by surfers in the region. Along the way it speaks to Israelis, Arab-Israelis, and Palestinians affected by the violence, charting their daily struggle to supersede the conflict through the joys of surfing.

Scratching The Surface by Irons Brothers
Who is Julian Wilson and is he the next Kelly Slater? From Down Under comes the young Aussie whose talent and charm has captivated his country. Now the word is out that he may have what it takes to capture the crown in the next few years.

My Eyes Won’t Dry 3 by Brian Conley
Local San Diego filmmaker and past nominee of Surf Poll Awards Brian Conley visits his winning formula of surf, waves and shots of him in the tube. My Eyes Won’t Dry 3 is more polished and delivers the waves you’d wish you could ride.

Films Listed Are Subject To Change. For more information go to California Surf Festival.