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Master surf film maker Jack McCoy ventures into a new realm with his latest breakout feature, A DEEPER SHADE OF BLUE.
This is not a surf movie, it is a film about surfing’s deepest roots: in the subconscious; in ancient lore; in the craft of surfboard building; in man’s perpetual quest for a joyful relationship with the natural world.
In eleven interwoven chapters, today’s leading surfers are linked to those who came before, for a deeper appreciation of what it means to be a surfer and the soulful underlying power of modern surf culture.
This is a big picture of a memorable story, beautifully told. It is a film about feeling good to be alive…and it will make you feel good.
The story of the evolution of modern surf culture
in eleven chapters
The creation of waves; the first surfboard; and the surfers who dreamed of riding waves in all of their fascinating forms – then and now
Surfing’s ancient Hawaiian roots; Waikiki beach boy surfboard makers, the hot curl; and a current practitioner of the Hawaiian beach boy lifestyle, Jamie O’Brien.
The Waikiki-California-Malibu connection, with Rabbit Kekai; Joe Quigg, and the Marshall Brothers, ripping on the Quigg designed Malibu Chip we know today as the longboard.
Short board, mini-gun and tube riding evolution in California, Australia and Hawaii, presented by surfer film-makers, featuring George Greenough, and modern image maker Jack McCoy’s new underwater tracking shots spotlight tube riding master Manoa Drollet, on the modern short board in Tahiti’s heaviest barrels.
High performance surfing, accelerated by surfers’ invention of skateboards and advanced by top-surfer shapers and Kelly Slater, coincides with the rise of professional contests and leads to a super-session at Jeffries bay with today’s best pros.
Princess Kaiulani and Gidget kick surfing into high gear and inspire a cavalcade of women surfers, presented by current World Champ Stephanie Gilmore
Surfers’ inventions take surfing to the masses: the leg-rope, boogie, soft board, skimboard, skateboard, sailboard, kiteboard, wakeboard and snowboard foster aerial surfing. Jordy Smith is our brilliant test pilot
Reclusive surfer-shaper Tom Wegener goes a step further back into historic Hawaiian surfboards and recreates the wooden alai’a in flexible Powlonia wood. A young crew of back-to-the-futurist surfers prove the timeless worth of this ancient ‘green’ craft.
After a life-changing accident, pro surfer Derek Hynd revisits the hot curl and Hawaiian finless surfing, updating finless board designs and giving them a mind –blowing workout that is a fitting wake for the fin.
Big wave riding history and the development of boards to ride them continues today with Marty Paradisis at one of the scariest big waves on the planet.
The Hawaiian tradition of Aloha has been surfing’s guiding creed since Duke Kahanamoku presented surfing to the world. Modern Hawaiian surfer Brian Keaulana and shaper Terry Chung exemplify the spirit of aloha. Terry glides like a bird on a futuristic foiled keel.