Is Surfpocalyopse Really Over? (No Way!)

Long Beach has long been a surf town – whether the New York Times knew this or not – and just because the pros are heading out and Quiksilver City is being deconstructed, doesn’t mean the fun has to end.

It looks like we may have some good surf coming in towards the end of the week, thanks to TS Maria (wow these windy women have been really active this season).

And if waxing up a board isn’t your idea of a good time, The Inn will be premiering an amazing new surf flick Wednesday at 8PM.  Globe’s film, titled “Year Zero”  features some of the most progressive surfers in the world, like Taj Burrow (who you may remember made it to the semis on Friday, Yadin Nicol, Dion Agius, CJ Hobgood, “Damien Hobgood (both of which did great at the Quiksilver Pro), and Nate Tyler.  The Inn will also have all sorts of giveaways from Surfing Magazine, Unsound Surf Shop, Rockstar, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Kicker.

From the makers:

Shot on location around the world and documented entirely in super 16mm film, YEAR ZERO delivers a unique concept with stunning visuals that capture the essence of surfing in a novel setting. A modern take on high performance surfing set in a post-apocalyptic world reminiscent of Mad Max or an HG Wells novel.

Oh and the best part?  There will be no cover.

On a related note, last Thursday at The Inn, local film maker Thomas Brookins screened his film, Shadows of the Same Sun, about the roots of surfing in The Rockaways and Long Beach.  It’s a great low budget movie with a New York edge to it, and leaves you wanting to go paddle out when it’s over.  I strongly recommend checking it out if you can.

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