Included in this year’s San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is the entry “A Pleasant Surprise,” a film that documents the shriveled-ball surf clime of New Jersey.
Courtesy of ZunaSurf:
|“Shot entirely in 16mm in New Jersey, this film definitely transcends the Garden State borders. The story is one that every surfer, New Jersey surfers more so, can relate to. We’ve all surfed clean waist-to-chest-high surf, and sometimes that surf can be the most fun. But don’t be fooled either, there are your classic Jersey bombs on those freezing winter days as well. Pair that with an incredible soundtrack that seems to make the tale flow even more, and it’s evident that Pahlow’s and Zegel’s hard work has paid off. Do yourself a favor and check out the best surf movie to ever come out of the Garden State. - Ryan Brower – Transworld Surf.
Catch the Late Evening Screening:
Saturday, July 3rd, 11:00 PM
About the Film:
A Pleasant Surprise, lauded by Transworld Surf as “a Must-See Surf Movie for 2010,” offers an honest look at the talents of a select group of surfers who live in a truly special part of the United States –New Jersey. Almost three years in the making, this film documents a world of contrast as daily changes in weather and waves prove to be all part of a larger picture; thumping beach breaks, cold water, and quick tropical storms are just a fraction of what you will find.
Filmed in 16mm, A Pleasant Surprise delivers a good glimpse into the beauty of this region and its surfers. The film is the product and labor of two longtime friends Kyle Pahlow and Nick Zegel. Their story is one that every surfer can relate to.
A Pleasant Surprise features the music of Yeasayer, Moondoggies, The Rubies, Here We Go Magic, The Chicago Underground Quartet, and ORIGINAL music from Brian Parnagian and Las Flores Project!
More about the Film: apleasantsurprisefilm.com
[photos courtesy of Nick Zegel]