Surf & Skate: MOVIES BY THE BAY

Presented by 93.3 KZOZ AND THE BAY THEATRE

SURFING DOUBLE FEATURE – 9:00am

Secrets of Desert Point
Sponsored by Sands Inn & Suites & Joette Eisengart

In the early eighties, while sailing in crude, leaky boats off remote Lombok island in Indonesia, young California surfer Bill Heick and his friends stumbled across the perfect wave… a pristine barreling left reeling endlessly and empty over a shallow, live-coral reef. They named it “Desert Point” for its dry forbidding nature. These pioneers kept their treasure off the map for more than a decade and made it their life’s mission to surf uncrowded Desert Point at the highest level possible… no matter the cost. But Paradise comes at a price. Take a journey on one of the last great dirtbag adventures with Bill and his friends… you won’t be disappointed. Directed by Ira Opper. Documentary. 45 min. http://www.secretsofdesertpoint.com

Time Well Spent Documentary
Sponsored by Rabobank

“Time Well Spent” is about four young men from different challenging backgrounds of pain and hardships, who have found refuge in the ocean. The film takes you to each boy’s front doorsteps in Indonesia, Hawaii, Peru and Australia, to hear their stories and learn where they come from. In hopes to give them a trip they’ve always dreamt of and to show them that they can make a difference in this world, filmmaker and surfer James Fazio takes the four to Bocas Del Toro, Panama, to surf the best waves of their lives – and to help others in need. Documentary. 83 min. USA. www.timewellspentdoc.org

SKATEBOARD EVENT – 1:00pm

Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey – World Premiere
Sponsored by Enterprise, Jack Smith/Morro Bay Skateboard Museum & John Harrington

Virgin Blacktop: a New York Skate Odyssey” is an uplifting and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about a super funky crew of suburban New York City kids. When they met in 1977, they had nothing in common except a passion for skateboarding. Despite their vastly different ages, races and economic backgrounds and with their parents hands off approach, they formed a competitive, traveling team of spirited outsiders called the “Wizards”. Now, nearly 40 years later, they remain friends but their lives have followed very different paths, from board rooms to jail cells. Directed by Charlie Samuels. Documentary. 83 min. USA. http://www.virginblacktop.com


Saturday, March 17 – Bay Theatre, Morro Bay

SECRETS OF DESERT POINT / TIME WELL SPENT DOC9:00am

VIRGIN BLACKTOP – 1:00pm
$15 General / $12 Students
All Festival Passes