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Want to support a great charity and watch some cool surf flicks, too? Then tonight, November 8, head to the Save The Waves Film Festival for an intimate evening of live music, an acclaimed short films program, and the world premiere of SE7EN SIGNS, the new surf travel epic from director Nathan Myers and executive producer Taylor Steele.
Now in its fifth year, the festival will be traveling across the country to these locations this year:
Los Angeles, California – November 8, 2013 – Majestic Crest Theatre
Brooklyn, New York – November 15, 2013 – Shangri-La Studio
San Francisco, California – November 22, 2013 – Victoria Theatre
Save The Waves Coalition, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of surfing coastline and the marine environment, is a group of devoted surfers, scientists, and activists that share a common belief that our wild coastal areas around the world are precious and valuable, and need to be protected.
Tonight’s evening begins at 6PM with live music by Lee Koch, followed by a short films program, a fundraiser raffle and very special solo musical set from Guy Blakeslee (front man of The Entrance Band, recently voted best new rock band by the LA Weekly), and then the world premiere of Se7en Signs around 8:30pm.
Se7en Signs features six countries and is the anthology of six filmmakers in different countries on one journey. It features Peter Devries, Asher Pacey, Ozzy Wright, Torrey Meister, Joel Fitzgerald, Harrison Roach, Otis Carey, Daniel Jones, Chris Del Moro, Eli Steele, Noah Cohen, Gavin Gillette and Kiron Jabour.
Other films in the festival include Old Dog, The Ocean Inside, Untitled Norway, Transparent Sea, and Martin’s 5. Check out the Official Film Program here.
For tickets, go here.
General admission $20. VIP Tickets $50.
The Majestic Crest Theatre
1262 S Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Here’s the official Se7en Signs trailer:
We’re stoked to attend the red carpet world premiere event of “Saltwater Green,” produced by Jeremy Briggs, brother of Becker Team Rider Greg Briggs, this Friday, October 25th at La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas, CA.
A fast-paced longboard surfing movie and Briggs’s second longboard film, “Saltwater Green” features 3X World Champion Colin McPhillips, 2X and current World Champion Taylor Jensen, and 2006 World Champion Josh Constable riding both single fins and tri-fins.
Enjoy tons of gorgeous individual profile sequences, showcasing these talented longboard surfers riding their home breaks here in California, as well as in Australia. It features a perfect combination of traditional longboarding and performance longboarding.
The movie also stars California standouts Brendan White, Steven Newton, Noah Shimabukuro, Greg Briggs, and Tommy Witt with some pretty amazing moves.
You come out with a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the talent it takes to be the kind that stands out from the others.
There will be two showings: one at 7pm and one at 9pm. Tickets are $12 at the door.
Hope to see you there!
La Paloma Theatre
471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Check out the official trailer here. Music by Catch-22. Courtesy of Greentree Records and Steve Scavo.
Many of you may already know Creed with accolades under his belt including former U/18 Australian Champion (2010), Runner-up U/16 Australian Titles (2009), and former winner of Taj’s Small Fries, Occy Grom Comp and Grom Search, but 18-year Australian surfer Creed McTaggart is just starting.
Get a sense of Creed’s surfing in a latest video, The Black & White Edits, which is a beautiful display of Creed’s surfing.
According to a review by Surfing Magazine: “Before the Hipster Police arrive and draw their weapons, allow us to forewarn. Yes, this entire edit is in black and white. Yes, it is pervaded with lifestyle clips. And yes, there are grainy film filters. But if any of that bothers you, maybe you should take a step back and look at the actual surfing. Creed’s got one of the best styles in the game and we ain’t talking hairdos. The slob at 1:54 is a good example of his skatey panache. Like Mason Ho, Creed is often a tracktop-less wonder. As the clip comes of age, we see Creed comboing bowls without the help of a kicktail. It’s enough to have even the sergeant of the HP surrender his badge, buy a fedora and become a fan of all things Creed McTaggert.”
We couldn’t agree more. The surfing is pretty rad and breathtaking… Creed is pretty inspired as he thrashes his way around Western Australia, jamming turns and airs in every possible pocket. It’s no wonder why he is by far one of the best 18 year olds in the world today.
Enjoy this 4-minute video shot by Wyatt Davies and Tom Jennings, and cut in-house be Kai Neville Studio. Music by Tombs, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo.