Ocean Night featuring North Shore (1987) and Footprints In The Sand
Thursday, March 7
Free for OC, Surfrider and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.
The Peak… The Dream… The Ultimate Test.
North Shore (1987) is a film about Rick Kane (Matt Adler), a young fictional surfer from a wave tank in Arizona, who heads to surf the season on the North Shore of O?ahu and see if he has the skills to cut it as a pro surfer. In this youthful surfing adventure, a hot young surfer wins a wave-tank contest in his native Arizona and decides to temporarily abandon his studies to hit the fantastic waves of the Hawaiian North shore pipeline. Once there, he is derided by the other surfers because nobody believes that a boy from the desert could possibly know anything about surfing real waves. Fortunately, an aging hippie (and supremo surfer), who designs boards for a living, believes in him and so teaches him the ropes. While learning about the sea and preparing for an international surfing competition, the boy also learns valuable lessons about life and love.
Today, two billion people live along or near a coast. By 2025, nearly all ocean shoreline will be inhabited and in use. Overfishing, pollution, over-population, and over-development of our coasts are having deadly consequences. The ocean that once seemed inexhaustible is buckling under the weight of our demands. FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND reveals the devastating impact of human activity on the ocean, focusing on the Mediterranean’s contentious bluefin tuna fishery and the Gulf of Mexico’s massive de-oxygenated dead zones. It also celebrates our successes with sustainable pratices, like “no take” conservation projects managed by locals in Zanzibar, as well as the extraordinary turnaround in New Zealand’s coral reefs.