Modern Collective Premiere At The La Paloma

TransWorld SURF’s Chris Coté interviews the cast of Modern Collective, a few groms after the show, up and coming ripper Luke Davis, a Model Search contender, and a few more groms. Check out Modern Collective director Kai Neville’s interview on the next page…

These kids were waiting for hours outside of La Paloma so I figured they could use some reading material. Photo: Justin

These kids were waiting for hours outside of La Paloma so I figured they could use some reading material. Photo: Justin

Just like the Modern Collective crew doesn’t like offshore winds and perfect pointbreaks, we don’t do surf movie premiere’s in Hollywood. Something about it’s just not right, so, we waited to get our viewing of the much-talked about film at the legendary La Paloma Theater in our hometown of Encinitas, CA. And unlike Rob Machado’s The Drifter premier last week, we actually made it inside the theater this time.

Dion Agius, Mitch Coleborn, and Kai Neville about to unleash a can of whup ass on downtown Encinitas. Photo: Steindler

Dion Agius, Mitch Coleborn, and Kai Neville about to unleash a can of whup ass on downtown Encinitas. Photo: Steindler

My thoughts on the movie are this: MC has most amazing display of aerial surfing ever compiled into one film, it was lacking big tube rides, the music was pretty good, not enough Dane Reynolds, Dion Agius is a more complete surfer than he used to be, and Jordy Smith is the best surfer in the world hands down.

Me and the dude who I think is the best surfer in the world at the moment, Jordy Smith. Photo: Chris

Me and the dude who I think is the best surfer in the world at the moment, Jordy Smith. Photo: Chris

I never thought I'd get sick of seeing massive punts like this...but I did after an hour of 'em. Chalk it up to jealousy. Photo: Steindler

I never thought I'd get sick of seeing massive punts like this...but I did after an hour of 'em. Chalk it up to jealousy. Photo: Steindler

Leigh Sedley and Nick Rosza hold court at D. Street Bar and Grill while waiting for the show to start. Photo: AC

Leigh Sedley (left) and Nick Rosza hold court at D. Street Bar and Grill while waiting for the show to start. Photo: AC

Surf movie makers Matt Beauchesne and Kai Neville. Photo: AC

Surf movie makers Matt Beauchesne and Kai Neville. Photo: AC

Dion Agius and Greg Fernandez caught in the act of casing the TransWorld SURF FJ Cruiser. Photo: Steindler

Dion Agius and Greg Fernandez caught in the act of casing the TransWorld SURF FJ Cruiser. Photo: Steindler

Luke Davis and TransWorld SURF's Chris Coté. Luke liked the flick so much he came down to Encinitas to see it again. Photo: Steindler

Luke Davis and TransWorld SURF's Chris Coté. Luke liked the flick so much he came down to Encinitas to see it again. Photo: Steindler

Lovely Meg from Nixon and TransWorld's Matt Sims getting cozy. Photo: AC

Lovely Meg from Nixon and TransWorld's Matt Sims getting cozy. Photo: AC

Click to the next page to see an interview with Modern Collective director Kai Neville!

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