16mm and HD surf film produced in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation premieres to benefit Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore
Teton Village, WY (May/June 2009 - Teton Gravity Research (TGR) presents OUT THERE, a16mm and HiDef surf film, brought to you by Jeep and SoBe Life Water on May 7th at Black Diamond Lodge in Fruitland, Maryland (next to Adam’s Ribs). In partnership with Surfrider Foundation, OUT THERE showcases today’s most progressive surfing, while considering humankind’s impact on the world’s oceans, beaches and waves. All proceeds from the the premiere of OUT THERE benefit Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore and their business programs.
Through the experiences of surfers and the locals they meet throughout their travel, the film takes a thought-provoking look into the environmental destruction threatening known and unknown surf spots. OUT THERE questions impending threats to Trestles in Southern California, pulp mill pollution in Southern Chile and unrestricted development along Hawaii ’s famed North Shore and in Tahiti .
“We wanted to do something that no one has ever done before,” says TGR Co-Founder, Steve Jones. “Our goal is to produce a film that not only captures the youth culture and progression taking place within surfing, but also harnesses that energy to inspire surfers and enthusiasts to take action toward protecting endangered, coastal areas around the world.”
OUT THERE features the surfing of John John Florence, Jamie Sterling, Pancho Sullivan, Jordy Smith, Jamie O’Brien, Nate Yeomans, Brett Simpson, Greg Long, Garrett McNamara, Herbie Fletcher, Torrey Meister, Sterling Spencer and Donavan Frankenreiter, along with the Billabong XXL winning session Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh and Manoa Drollet surfed during what may be the largest waves ever ridden at Tahiti’s famed break, Teahupoo.
The Salisbury premiere starts at 6:30pm on the May 7th at the Black Diamond Lodge in Fruitland , MD (next to Adam’s Ribs). There will be local vendors from Salisbury and Ocean City along with DJ Treehorn! Tickets are just $10. Join us for the movie and afterparty at Black Diamond Lodge this Thursday.
Sponsorship from Jeep, SoBe Life Water, Surfrider Foundation, Surfer Magazine and Billabong make this film and tour possible. Each copy of OUT THERE comes with a free, one-year membership to the Surfrider Foundation. Check out the latest teasers for OUT THERE, the film’s tour schedule and order DVDs and TGR Clothing online at TetonGravity.com.