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HB Art Center celebrates a night of big waves

Eddie Aikau © Swell/Leroy Grannis
Eddie Aikau © Swell/Leroy Grannis





Surf Culture

Two big wave documentaries will be shown along with a Q&A 

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 3 September, 2014 - The Huntington Beach Art Center will present an evening of surf films as the closing event to the exhibition The Art and Soul of Surfing. Films shown at the screening include the award winning film Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau and pipeline and Kelly Slater, Wave of the Winter Documentary produced by Surfline.

Both films share the stories of soul surfers and the quest for the balance of life and the ocean. Directed by Sam George (Former Editor of Surfer Magazine) and produced by Paul Taublieb and Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and ZBoys), The Legend of Eddie Aikau shares the iconic story of a true Hawaiian who had the heart of a Waterman and who ultimately gave his life to save others. Pipeline and Kelly Slater, Wave of the Winter Documentary, directed by Marc Beaty and produced by Mike Cianciulli, tells of this most recent Winter and the waves that were ridden by the brave surfers on the North Shore of Hawaii. The film features Kelly Salter, Gerry Lopez, and Jamie O’Brien, as well as many others.  

Wave of the Winter is a special event produced by Surfline, where the surfer who rides the best wave of the Winter on the North Shore of Hawaii receives a $25,000 prize. Participants of both films are scheduled to attend and a Q&A will follow the screening. The evening presentation highlights the beauty and inspiration of surfing and is a fitting tribute to The Art and Soul of Surfing exhibition as well as a celebration of the end of summer and acknowledgment of the great artistic expression of surfing.  The Art and Soul of Surfing is generously presented by Vans.

The Huntington Beach Art Center is a community arts and cultural center serving Huntington Beach and the Southern California region.  The Center presents the works of artists producing in all media.  Through exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, lectures and educational programming, the HBAC serves to advance public awareness and understanding of cultural, historic, and contemporary perspectives. The HBAC creates opportunities for local, regional and national artists and the community to share in a climate of experimentation, education and experience.

Kate Hoffman

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