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One Winter Story tells of Sarah Gerhardt’s rise from poverty to surfing giants. Here’s an interview with the makers of the film, which screens Friday, April 18, to benefit S.B. Channelkeeper.
It’s easy to forget these days, but at the core of the surfing experience is a proud past of counter-culture antics and hilarious prankster precedent. Long before surfboards started being shaped by uncalloused hands in landlocked Asian factories and the “surf-style” became a fashionable way to dress for just about everybody this side of Paris, there was a tradition of good, clean, laugh-out-loud fun that began in the water and carried over seamlessly to the shore with stink bombs in movie theaters, parking lot hijinks, and radical Vietnam draft evasions. I
The first DVD to hit this spot, this surf flick about the massive, tempermental break off of San Miguel Island is a must-see for locals, foreigners, and anyone interested in surfing or the power of the ocean. The bonus up-close footage of a great white shark doesn’t hurt either.