The title "The Present" and the general under lying theme to the film comes from the idea of the true surreality and great gift that surfing really is. In our modern consumer based society, most people are driven toward an end of acquiring mass amounts of stuff and dreaming about the next purchase and or status step. When in fact the real wildly true gift of this existence is just that -existence- and the ingredients that so magnificently have occurred to make life on this planet possible, air, water, gravity, light and heat from the sun all in there magical combinations to let us and all things exist and happen. While the observation and celebration of such subtleties of existence are rare in 2008 mainstream culture, "The Present" is set to be conduit to show just how lucky we are to be engaged in life on this planet, and participation in the one of most surreal activity on this planet or in the known universe (surfing). Considering all the planet's we know of are made up of rocks, gases and ice, we earthlings have the only planet that has known slide-ability. Being thankful for the back lit waves rollin in and the balance those waves give us, being thankful for the fact that at this point in time the oceans are not capped with ice (which they could be), basically being thankful that it is all happening. "The Present" will have an environmental overlapping theme, not super preachy, but just the simple statement that this planet is magnificent and we need to do what we can to preserve its integrity. This message will be main parlayed thru the intro and exiting monologues of ?The Present?, with the meat of the film being the examples of our fortunate sliding life; incorporating, riders of all ages and genders, looking to the past and the current future of our surfing history.
A wide and varied journey into the here and now of surfing, on this strange and beautiful watery planet. The Present is the latest 16mm movie from Thomas Campbell. 76 minutes running time plus over an hour of bonus features. Following The Seedling and Sprout, Woodshed Films present incredible riding shot in West Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Sumatra and Java.
Riders include: Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor,...
The Present - Woodshed Films
6 July 2009
O'Neill surfer Mark Mathews has scored one of the biggest and heaviest barrels ever ridden in shark infested waters some 20km off the coast of Western Australia.
BIG WAVE SURFER MARK MATHEWS SCORES ?THE BIGGEST BARREL OF MY LIFE!!!?
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Surfing Quiberon winter Brittany
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EARN YOUR STRIPES: Surfing and Gymkhana in Hossegor
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27 June 2012
In this episode of Teton Gravity Research's web series Blast From The Past, join surfers Darren O'Rafferty, Pancho Sullivan, Raoni Montiero and Kieren Perrow in the Caroline Islands in the film Shack Therapy. Watch as they score endless barrels in the South Pacific.
TGR's Blast From The Past web series will take you back in time to revisit some of our favorite film segments from 15 years of action sports filmmaking. From shredding Alaska spines set to Metallica to surfing El Salvador's end...
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