Friday, September 25 @ 8:00pm

Paddle Out, Pop Up, Pull In

PROGRAM:

Le Chéile

Kev Smith | 5:00

A short film about how individuals living in a town, help shape that area, people & society around them. The film features Lahinch Local surfer Ollie O Flaherty & a host of his friends that live in Lahinch. Filmed on location in Lahinch, County Clare Ireland. The music for this film was recorded live in Kennys, the local pub by The O’Connell brothers who are good friends of Ollie. The name of the song is ‘Liscannor Bay’. Liscannor Bay is the Bay that Lahinch is located in & contains some of the counties best reef breaks. Le Chéile is the Irish word for together.

 

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Michel Garcia Samino | 17:00

I had the chance of being called by Thibault Manson (Young pro-surfer from France) to take part in his new project together with Nixon and Vissla to find out which dream to pursue… Between studies and full-time free-surfing especially big waves. I could witness this journey from the very beginning. From the selection of the destination, the necessity of sharing the experience with his childhood friend Cornelius Accoh, a locally well-known big wave surfer in Basque Country, and live this new adventure in Ireland. An sport event that rapidly turned out to a more human experience where fears, deception and happy times were taking place in the chase of the big waves…

 

Collectors Vol. 1

Anthony Gentile | 11:00

In search of one-of-a-kind, rideable art-3 strangers illustrate a craft surfing community by telling a universal story of friendship and the desire for fun.

 

The Armstrongs

Egon Feiner | 12:35

A short film documenting a South African surfing family that lives a life not many would deem conventional. Ian (46), a provider, shaper, former Big Wave World Champion and above all else, a father, along with his wife Lee (45) and their 8 children and 1 grandson redefine ‘what is normal’ and challenge the perspective of modern family values. The Armstrongs share strong bonds with each other and the ocean; making a point of placing well being, unity, love and a genuine connection with nature above financial gain and status. This is their story.

 

Sawubona

Tyler Dunham | 14:13

At the age of 12, Giovanni Douresseau’s life consisted of the eight blocks of guns, gangs and violence surrounding his home in South Central Los Angeles. After being exposed to surfing during a youth summer program, he fell in love with the sport and met a mentor who helped him completely move past his rough upbringing. Ten years later, Giovanni is committed to sharing the life-altering gift of surfing that was given to him when he needed it most.