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May 22, 2013 12:15 AM by Jeanette Trompeter

Wine, Waves and Beyond announced surf flicks for surf night

the surf movies Groundsweel and Thicker Than Water will kick off the 4th Annual Wine Waves & Beyond Central Coast Longboard Surf Classic.

The four-day event begins with Surf Movie Night at the Fremont Theatre in downtown San Luis Obispo on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30pm.

Thicker Than Water was the winner of Surfer Magazine's 2000 Video of the Year Award. Groundswell Director Dan Malloy and Cinematographer Kellen Keen will be special guests at the event.

Groundswell began when the Raincoast Conservation Foundation teamed up with filmmaker and Patagonia surf ambassador Chris Malloy to make a film showing the great environmental risk created by the Enbridge Northern Gateway. The Enbridge project would pipe tar sands oil from Alberta to the coast of British Columbia for delivery to markets in Asia and California against the wishes of most British Columbians and the aboriginal people.

Highlighting all that's at stake, Groundswell charts an extraordinary surf trip along British Columbia's unspoiled west coast with surfers acting as ambassadors for marine life. Through their remarkable experiences, and the compelling narrative by young indigenous leaders, the film provides a fresh voice to a coast in peril.

Thicker than Water is a collection of images and memories that begin with the first time the filmmakers stood on the deck of a surfboard, and ends with an 18-month journey through the North Atlantic, South Pacific, and the Bengal. Directed by singer/songwriter Jack Johnson and director/filmmaker Chris Malloy, the film shows surfing footage from different locations including Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, India, and Ireland. Some of the surfers in the film include Shane Dorian, Rob Machado, Kelly Slater, Brad Gerlach, and the Malloy Brothers.

Tickets to the screening are $10 and all proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). For more information, click here.


Wine Waves and Beyond celebrates the best of San Luis Obispo County. Combining the fun, laid back atmosphere of our wine country and unique surf culture.

All proceeds go to support the Association of Amputee Surfers (AmpSurf). WW&B was able to raise $45,000 for AmpSurf over the past three years.

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