Great Highway To Show At SF Film Fest


Local Surf Film Great Highway To Premiere At Save The Waves Film Festival

Save The Waves Film Festival is excited to announce its screening of a never-before-seen custom cut of “Great Highway” – the highly anticipated, unreleased local film about the history and legend of the first surfers at Ocean Beach.

Featuring interviews with the original Ocean Beach old timers, archival surf footage, and the men who first developed the modern surfing wetsuit, Great Highway explores the fascinating experience of surfing in San Francisco long before it was cool (instead, it was freezing cold). The film delivers a unique look into the pioneering surf culture of San Franciso’s first surfers, a random collection of rebels and misfits who rode waves without wetsuits or leashes while the rest of society looked on in disbelief. These men relied on their open ocean swimming skills and the obligatory fire on the beach to survive the cold water and unforgiving currents of San Francisco. No leash. No wetsuit. No booties. No hood. No heated car seat. Epic!

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This film will screen as a very special short cut created exclusively for the film festival by director Mark Gunson. The feature length version of Great Highway is still in production.

Save The Waves Film Festival is a non-profit fundraiser for the World Surfing Reserves initiative and the local campaign to save the beach at Sloat. The film festival also features the San Francisco premiere of Come Hell or High Water in addition to a handful of special short documentary films about surfing and the environment. Get your tickets now as this event might sell out.

More information and event tickets can be found online at: www.savethewaves.org/filmfestival

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