About a month or two ago I was emailed by Ari Lurie of the High Line Surf Film Festival regarding a dinner he was putting on for filmmakers and photographers. It sounded very cool, and I was all in. The only thing I knew at the time was that it would be covered by The Surfer’s Journal. Recently he’s been revealing who the other attendees are, and I’m floored by the lineup. Taylor Steele? Art Brewer? Chris Burkard? Jeff Divine? These are people I’ve looked up to since I started surfing. Taylor Steele’s videos got me into the idea of making surf films in the first place. I remember going to a screening of The Drifter at La Paloma when I first moved to California and I waited until the end so he could sign my copy of the DVD. I was star struck.
I’m so honored to be a part of this event, and I’m even starting to feel nervous about it!
I’ll write about the event here after it happens. In the meantime, check out the High Line Festival Of Surfing