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Poster for Waverider


Run Time: 91 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR

New York Surf Film Festival presents a screening of Sunyata LapseWhat to Wear, and Waverider…

Sunyata Lapse (2013) directed by Yarir Abou, starring Ibon Muguerza (23 minutes)
Ibon is a young basque guy that bring us a  message and a  reflexion about life…The state of mind he gets when he is focussed in NOW, The Sunyata, an illuminated void, this little lapse without reality, without time and without pain….just happiness…

What to Wear (2013) directed by Jennie Rutz (30 seconds)
A surfer girl wakes up in the morning and makes the not so difficult choice of what to wear. Music by Rosie and Me.

Jennie Rutz is an illustrator and animator from Canada, now living in Italy. She started surfing in 2012 in Sicily although she dreamed about blue waves all her life while growing up on the yellow plains of Alberta. She loves working with music and movement and exploring life from a girl’s perspective. She recently opened her first solo exhibition of original paintings in Palermo, Sicily entitled “Boys & Girls, Girls, Girls” which included surfing and the sea as it’s prominent theme.

Waverider  (2013) directed by Karl Lear, starring Isei Tokovou, Kelly Slater, Travis Logie, Jordy Smith, Mitch Coleborn, Patrick Gudauskas, CJ Hobgood, Joel Parkinson and Chad Campbell (62 minutes)
In the early 90?s, a photograph of a young boy dropping in on a huge unknown wave made the cover of Surfing Life. The photograph became iconic. 20 years later, the Fijian surfer the world had never heard of, earned the chance to compete against the best surfer the world has ever seen. This is his story.

At Cloudbreak, now rated by many as the best wave in the World, local boatman, Isei Tokovou won a wildcard entry into the Volcom Fiji Pro World Championship, with more than $400,000 in prize money. Surfing his home-­?break with hand-­?me-­?down boards and without a trainer or support team, Isei carries the hopes of a nation into competition.