RED CARPET EVENT: Surf Nite in SLO

THE AGAVE GUN and THE BIG WAVE PROJECT
Presented by SLO CAL & Film SLO CAL

Also sponsored by Apple Farm, City of Pismo Beach, Cliffs Resort, Coast 104.5, Quality Suites San Luis Obispo, Sea Venture Resort, and Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort

For the past five years award-winning Australian cinematographer, Tim Bonython, has followed some of today’s most courageous big wave surfers all over the world, filming them surfing the biggest, baddest waves on the planet in this year’s Surf Nite film, THE BIG WAVE PROJECT. And this will be their North American Premiere!

Sit back and enjoy some jaw-dropping cinematography documenting GIANT WAVES around the world in California, Hawaii, Australia, Tahiti and Europe. THE BIG WAVE PROJECT is one of those surf films you simply need to see on a big screen to appreciate how GIGANTIC the waves really are, and the Fremont Theatre is just the place!

In THE BIG WAVE PROJECT, the progression of the skill level of big wave surfing happily collides with the best swell season in 30 years and the narrative is both real and downright terrifying. It includes what has been called “the biggest wave ever attempted” featuring Aaron Gold’s infamous massive paddle-in wave at Jaws, in Hawaii.

Join us for an intense sight and sound experience, a “must see” for surfing enthusiasts of all tastes, generations and walks of life! Film Trailer.

Before THE BIG WAVE PROJECT, enjoy THE AGAVE GUN, a 10-minute short featuring Gary Linden, the founder of The Big Wave Tour. Gary is one of the few remaining masters of his craft, still skillfully shaping surfboards by hand. At 68, he still experiments with untested materials, like the wood from agave, the plant tequila is made from. This film takes us through the growth cycle of the agave, the shaping of a board, and the joy of the end product.

THE AGAVE GUN Director Ross Haines and Gary Linden will be in attendance, along with THE BWP Director Tim Boynton. Also joining them will be Sarah and Mike Gerhardt, Maverick’s Big Wave Surfers. Lobby bar will be open an hour before show time.

And don’t miss the chance the bid on a piece of history! In 2008, Surf Nite honored filmmaking pioneer Bud Browne, who was 95 years old at the time. He was surrounded by legendary surfers who had flown in from around the world to pay their respects, and we had them all sign a poster that commemorated the event. It was signed by Gerry Lopez, John Peck, Walter Hoffman, Linda Benson, Fred Van Dyke, Peter Cole, Joel Tudor, Jack McCoy, Bruce Brown and Bud Browne! And we have the photos to prove it. The poster was designed by longtime Surf Nite Coordinator, Tim Eidson.

We are now putting that poster up for grabs at this year’s Surf Nite, ten years later! Starting bid will be $500 and Surf Nite host, Adam Montiel (Coast 104.5) will auction this cool piece of memorabilia before the movie begins. This year’s Surf Nite is dedicated to surf filmmaker and two-time Surf Nite guest, Bruce Brown.

See you at Surf Nite!

Friday, March 16    7:00PM    Fremont Theatre

$20 General / $15 Students and Film Society Members
Only Full Access passes and Red Carpet tickets will be accepted for this event

Tickets are no longer on sale, but RUSH TICKETS will be sold at the box office on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45pm.