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6/14 La Paloma Screening: Birth Of The Endless Summer

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Date and time: Wednesday, June 14 · 7pm PDT

Director, Richard Yelland: Will be in attendance

Location: La Paloma Theatre 471 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024


The award-winning documentary Birth of The Endless Summer (87 minutes–USA, South Africa) reveals the hidden story behind one of the most beloved and watched documentaries of all time, Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer. "A perfect movie," said The New Yorker, The Endless Summer was a travel adventure that captured the hearts and imaginations of surfers and non-surfers alike.

Birth of The Endless Summer follows Californian surf pioneer, Dick Metz, as he vagabonds the globe from 1958-1961. Metz's train-jumping, steamship-hopping tour, in the vein of On the Road and The Motorcycle Diaries, led to Metz's discovery of "the perfect wave" at Cape St. Francis, South Africa. Dick's travels not only inspired his friend, Bruce Brown, but also paved the way for The Endless Summer to become a reality.

Birth of The Endless Summer follows the 90-year old Metz back to South Africa to retrace the steps of his original journey as well as explores how his partnership with Hobie Alter in opening the world's first surf shops helped shape the modern surf industry. The film's honors include: "Best Action Sports Film/Audience Award," Newport Beach Film Festival; "Best Feature Film," Surfalorus; "Best Ocean Adventure Film," Dana Point Film Festival; "Best Stoke Award," COAST Film Festival; and IndieFest Awards, "Top 10 Film of The Year."

Windansea Members have access to a promo code to get a discount on tickets. Check your email or contact Mike Lovell.

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