10/08/2013 | by Alex Dick-Read
SMASH FEST 1 ANNOUNCES EAST COAST PREMIERE OF
AT ROCKAWAY BEACH SURF CLUB
(New York, NY) — SMASH Productions LLC will be premiering ‘Discovering Mavericks’ by Josh Pomer at the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Saturday, July 27th at 7:00P PM. ‘Discovering Mavericks’ is an epic film that tells the tale of the discovery of this famous and deadly wave by Jeff Clark and the surfer’s who have dedicated their lives to it. Narrarated by actor Dean Winter, ‘Discovering Mavericks’ captures the passion and dedication of surfers like Jeff Clark, Peter Mel, Flea, Shane Dorian, Nick Lamb, Zack Wormhout, Brock Little and Mike Parsons. This film also honors the sacrifice of men like Mark Foo, Jay Moriarty and others who dared to take on the unforgiving waves at Mavericks.This is their true story.
The screening will be taking place at the newly rebuilt Rockaway Beach Surf Club. After Hurricane Sandy hit The Rockaway Beach Surf Club was a beecon of hope for many residents in the community and served as a central location for volunteers and supplies. SMASH FEST 1 is proud to be hosting a screening in Rockaway Beach for the local community just nine months after Hurricane Sandy stuck. New York local DJ’s Jon Bless and DJ Matchy will be spinning tunes while food and drinks will be served at the newly rennovated surf club.
Discovering Mavericks will screen at SMASH FEST 1 on Saturday, July 27th at 7:00 PM at The Rockaway Beach Surf Club, 3-02 Beach 87th Street, Queens, NY
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SMASH FEST 1 is a month-long series of surf film and art events that will span the New York area from Brooklyn, to Rockaway Beach, to Long Beach and Montauk. SMASH FEST 1 is the first profit sharing surf film festival for independent filmmakers.SMASH FEST 1 kicks off July 13th at The Long Beach Public Library and will run in Brooklyn at Villain on July 25th and 26th. SMASH FEST 1 will then tour through the Rockaway Beach Surf Club on July 27th and will finish up at Sole East in Montauk on July 28th.
SMASH (Surf/Movies/Art/Shaping/History) is a production company founded by Tyler Breuer, a native New Yorker who has been actively involved in the New York surf community for more than two decades. The mission of SMASH is to present, in a public forum, a body of emerging and historical work from the local and global surf community throughout the year. SMASH represents the natural evolution of its founders’ individual past projects, which include art exhibits, live musical performances, websites, blogs, movie premieres and film screenings, including the New York Surf Film Festival. SMASH is an ever expanding effort to preserve the roots of surfing and surf culture and to educate both newcomers and established members of the surf community about the rich history of surfing, while maintaining a strong connection to contemporary surf culture.
SMASH FEST 1 is proudly supported by: Brooklyn Exposed, Faktion Surfboards, Grandview Entertainment, Huck Magazine, Imaginary Surf Co., The Inertia, KIND Healthy Snacks, Maritime Surf Shop, NYNJSurf.com, Nature Shapes, Patagonia, Picture Farm Productions, Pilgrim Surf Shop, Pudge Knuckles, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, SoloShot, Sole East, Stetson, Sundown Surf Shop, The Surf Channel, The Surfer’s Journal, The Surfer’s Path, TheInertia.com, Unsound Surf Shop, Surf Bang, Rain Surf, Vita Coco and Zinka.