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This Time Tomorrow, the latest film from Taylor Steele which made its world premiere headliner at the New York Surf Film Festival this past September, will premiere at The Malibu Inn tomorrow night, Thursday, November 8, 2012. A live performance by punk surf band Agent Orange will follow.

The film follows Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson as they chase last year’s infamous “Condition Black” swell from Tahiti to Mexico to California to Alaska, surfing the same waves in each location. It’s a crazy and exciting run, and the film really conveys the “happiness through exhaustion” that Rasta noted about the filming of the movie.

The film documents an epic pacific swell chase over 8 days and 18,000 miles traveled. Rasta and Ando track waves generated from this single storm in an exhausting attempt to surf the same wave twice as they go Eastward through the Pacific. They head through Teahupo’o to endless points breaks of Mexico and onwards toward a frosty Arctic conclusion. They also catch up with friends Kelly Slater, Chris del Moro, Alex Grey and Dan Molloy in their journey.

This Time Tomorrow Film Premier starts at 9:00pm.

Agent Orange, one of the first bands to mix punk rock with surf music, will perform afterwards at 10:30pm.

There will be raffle prizes throughout the night, from Billabong, FreedomArtist, BubuLulu, Go Pro, and yours truly, Becker Surf. We will also have a local night’s sale at our Becker Malibu store from 6-8pm before the film.

Proceeds from the raffle will go towards Jimmy Gamboa’s Therasurf. THERAsurf is committed to the belief that there is healing energy in the power of the ocean. The goal is to provide children with special needs the opportunity to benefit from that positive energy by safely getting them into the water, and up on waves.

Event Details:
Where: The Malibu Inn, 22969 PCH, Malibu, CA 90265
Doors at 8:00pm

All Ages from 8pm to after the film. 18 and over after the film.

$10 before 9pm and $15 after 9pm.

Click Here to Get tickets.

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During November each year, Movember (a mash-up of the words “mustache” and “November”) is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. An annual, month-long, global movement beginning November 1st, the mustache growing is aimed to raise awareness and funds of men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.

Since the movement’s beginnings in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros (male participants) and Mo Sistas (female supporters) in countries including New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Canada (which is the largest contributor to the Movember charities).

Earlier this year, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the top 100 NGOs (non government organization) in the world. Since its inception, Movember has raised over $300 million dollars.

Who’s up for joining in the cause this month? Here are the rules of conduct as noted on the Movember site:

  1. Once registered at movember.com each mo bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face.
  2. For the entire month of November each mo bro must grow and groom a moustache.
  3. There is to be no joining of the mo to [one's] sideburns. (That’s considered a beard.)
  4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to [one's] chin. (That’s considered a goatee.)
  5. Each mo bro must conduct himself like a true country gentleman.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas will celebrate by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

So, get growing! We look forward to spotting a ton more mustaches this month in support of Movember.

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Is it Winter already? Yes, according to the Hawaii surf schedule. The first major winter swell is preparing to hit the Hawaiian Islands, just in time for the HIC PRO at Sunset Beach, starting Monday, October 29, and running through November 10. The HIC PRO, a $95,000 4-star rated Association of Surfing Professionals event, launches the 2012/13 North Shore big wave winter competition season.

The HIC PRO, known as a launching pad for local rising surf stars, offers critical points for surfers looking to elevate their international ranking and is a local qualifier for the 30th Anniversary $1 Million Vans Triple Crown of Surfing that will follow from November 12 through December 20.

A total of 144 surfers from 13 nations will compete in the HIC PRO, with half of its representation by local Hawaii surfers. The 4-star rating of the event makes it a critical source of ASP ratings points for all who have entered. Athletes will come from as far away as Argentina, France, and Australia.

The defending champion is 18-year old Ezekiel Lau, who just graduated from Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu and who just last week placed second in the ASP World Junior Championships in Bali. According to Lau, “I’m not approaching [the HIC PRO] as defending champion. It’s a brand new year, so it’s time to start all fresh and do it all over again. But I’m comfortable at home, I’m feeling relaxed, and I’ll just do what I have to do.”

The newly crowned ASP World Junior champion – Australia’s Jack Freestone – is also entered into the event. Other notable HIC PRO contenders include Hawaii’s Sebastian Zietz, 6-time Vans Triple Crown champion Sunny Garcia, former HIC Pro champions Billy Kemper, Pancho Sullivan and Myles Padaca, and Maui’s Ian Walsh and Clay Marzo. International contenders include #1 seed Jean De Silva (Brazil), former world champion Mark Occhilupo (Australia), and Joan Duru (France).

The HIC PRO will be webcast live at www.vans.com/hicpro, and broadcast on Oceanic Time Warner Cable in Hawaii and on the US West Coast on Time Warner Cable SportsNet (check local listings).

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As part of Raptober (the month long challenge to rise above plastics), the Surfrider Foundation is proud to present the 2nd Annual ONE FOOT AT A TIME plastic clean-up event. The goal again this year is to remove one thousand square feet of plastic from communities.

This fun and exciting event will bring together volunteers from across the country to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution by removing pieces of plastic trash from our environment one square foot at a time. The collected material will be used to create unique mosaic sculptures. Last year over 300 awesome submissions were received for the Surfrider Foundation’s 1st Annual One Foot at a Time event.

Surfrider Foundation will be awarding their favorite submissions with a host of prizes.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Step One: CLICK HERE to download one or all of the One Foot at a Time templates.
  • Step Two: Print out the template and tape the pieces together
  • Step Three: Go outside and collect as many pieces of plastic as you can from your local beach, park, playground, neighborhood, etc.
  • Step Four: Arrange the pieces of plastic that you’ve collected on your One Foot at a Time template. Make sure and cover the entire gridded area. Be creative – try and utilize the various shapes and colors of the plastic pieces you’ve collected to make your mosaic unique.
  • Step Five: Take a photo of your mosaic sculpture and send it to OFAAT@surfrider.org. Make sure to include your full name and location where you collected the trash to make your sculpture.
  • Step Six: Dispose of your One Foot at a Time sculpture in an appropriate waste container designated for recycling

Submitted pictures will be shared on http://www.raptober.org/images/. Check out the site to see last year’s winners.

The best mosaics will be awarded prizes, including:

  • Most Creative: OFAAT submission that shows the most creativity in terms of design. We will be rewarding one winner for each of the five templates.
  • Best Use of Materials: OFFAAT submission that makes the best use of collected materials (e.g. all bottle caps, all same color pieces of plastic, etc.)
  • Most Trash Collected: The person who makes the most OFAAT submissions (note – they’ll be comparing your pictures to make sure you’re not simply using the same pieces of trash over and over)
  • Best Photo: OFAAT submission with the best, most artistic photo
  • “The Wheel” – The person who submits the best overall OFAAT submission for ALL FIVE templates (must utilize unique pieces of trash for all submissions).

So… get your creative juices out there, while ridding the world of extraneous plastic and trash.

All photos must be submitted by next Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Winners will be notified and announced the first week of November.

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With Julian Wilson (AUS) winning the Rip Curl Pro Portugal event last Friday, the title race now moves to event number 9: the Coldwater Classic at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California from November 1-11, 2012.

It was an exciting final seconds at Supertubos when Julian Wilson (AUS) beat Gabriel Medina (BRA) with a barrel ride to win his first World Tour event. The win over 18-year-old Medina earned 23-year-old Wilson 10,000 points toward the World Tour title and $75,000, leaving Wilson in sixth place in the ranking.

11-time tour champion Kelly Slater (USA) failed to find a wave to get him to the semifinals. Kelly still remains in second place in the ASP World Tour rankings despite his bad finish in Portugal.

He is 5,500 points behind Joel Parkinson for the lead. Parkinson lost to Medina in the semifinals. He still maintains his overall lead for the 2012 title with 52,700 points.

With only 2 events left – the O’Neill Coldwater Classic Santa Cruz in California and Banzai Pipeline in Oahu – this means that the title race will go down to the wire at Pipeline for the first time since 2006.

The 25-year-old O’Neill Coldwater Classic is on the ASP World Tour for the first time since ASP created a two-tiered competition system in 1992. It also coincides with the 60th anniversary of O’Neill Wetsuits.

Here is the current ASP WCT TOP 5 (After Rip Curl Pro Portugal):

  1. Joel Parkinson (AUS) 52,700 pts
  2. Kelly Slater (USA) 47,200 pts
  3. Mick Fanning (AUS) 47,000 pts
  4. John John Florence (HAW) 44,350 pts
  5. Adriano de Souza (BRA) 37,650 pts

The pressure is on!

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