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Surfing for Life - Benefit screening

posted Feb 18, 2013, 12:23 PM by Sherry Flumerfelt   [ updated Feb 18, 2013, 12:27 PM ]
Friday, February 22
Showings at 6:00pm and 8:30pm

Mildred Owen Concert Hall, 
1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at door. Seniors 65 plus and non-seniors 16 and under, $10. 

For more information go to: www.pacificabeachcoalition.org

Surfing for Life is an award winning documentary that PEF's very own, Roy Earnest, co-produced with San Francisco filmmaker David L. Brown and completed in 2000. The film features surfers between the ages of 60 and 90, including Doc Ball, 88; Woody Brown, 84; John Kelly, 77; Leroy Grannis, 76; Rabbit Kekai, 76; Eve Fletcher, 67; and Fred Van Dyke, 66. They are among an elite group of surfing pioneers who helped to create the modern day version of the sport/art/lifestyle of surfing. 

As surfing’s “Kupunas” (Hawaiian for “revered grandparents”), they deserve to be recognized and honored but they also deserve the spotlight for another reason. They are pioneers of the “age-wave”, a demographic groundswell of people who are living long, healthy and vital lives - sweeping all of us along with it. Never before in history have so many reached their 70's and 80's and beyond. A surfer who is 45 years old today has a good chance of surfing for 25 or more years. 

The film’s portrayal of senior surfers calls into question our culture’s obsession with “staying young” and suggests a much more attainable, life affirming goal . . . namely, staying as WELL as we can be – physically, emotionally and spiritually. A new societal ethic is emerging that values the human potential of each stage of life as it comes along - without dismissing any other. Surfing for Life was made with that ethic in mind. 

Come see the film, meet Roy Earnest (co-producer) and learn why this film has inspired many people, surfers and non-surfers alike. 

For more information, go to www.pacificabeachcoalition.org
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