New York Surf Community Come Together to Celebrate Local Filmmakers

March 20th, 2012 Long Beach, NY- The Long Beach Surfing Association & SMASH (Surf /Movies/Art/Shaping/History) presents Surf Movie Night at the Long Beach Cinema on Friday April 13th, 8PM hosted by Unsound Surf.  The evening will showcase an incredible lineup of four films made by local NY surfers: “Lapsed Catholics: What the Surf Magazines Don’t tell you”, “By the Way”, “Stacked”, and cult classic “Couch Tour”.

The will start with Brooklyn surfer Toddy Stewart’s “Lapsed Catholics: What the Surf Magazines Don’t tell you.” A first person perspective of a surfer paddling out in a broody surf accompanied by some philosophical musings over the nature of being a surfer.

The evening moves on to Long Island’s Hayley Gordon’s “By The Way”, a short film documenting some of the worlds best female surfers, featuring Sara Taylor, Ornella Pellizzari, Margaux Arramon-Tucoo, Sofia Mulanovich, Malia Manuel, Jen Smith, Courtney Conlogue and many more.

Surf Movie Night will also play host to the premiere of “Stacked”, a short documentary on the Quiksilver Pro New York and local surfer, Balaram Stack, directed by Patrick Cummings and E.J. McLeavey-Fisher. The film tells the story of the transformation of Long Beach from a quiet New York suburb into the center of the surfing universe when the Quiksilver Pro comes to town.

The Feature Film of the evening will be the NY cult classic “Couch Tour” directed and produced by Mike Nelson, Brian Walsh and Dave Juan. The film was one of the original NY surfing films to be made in the 21st century. The film features incredible footage from the 9/11 swell and incredible surfing from Ryan Carlson, Bruce Bailey, Trip Patterson, Jason Reagan, Dave Juan and many more…

When: Friday April 13th, 8PM

Where: Long Beach Cinema, 179 East Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY

Tickets can be purchased at the door:

LBSA Members $10 – Includes Ticket, Popcorn and Drink

Non-Members $20 – Includes Ticket, Popcorn, Drink and optional LBSA Lifetime Membership!

Bring the kids! Children under 12 admitted free!!

Unsound will be giving away raffle items and other goodies.

For More information go to:

Or go to

About the Long Beach Surfing Association:

The LBSA’s mission is to provide a unified voice for the surf community and help insure public policy appropriately addresses the needs of our large and vibrant community. To this end, the LBSA strives to work cooperatively with the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach lifeguards to provide safe and open access to the surf for all. The Association further exists to be of service to the local community through charitable events, contests, and other opportunities to get together, as well as by addressing important environmental concerns for our local beaches and waterways.




Don't be shellfish... FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+