Surfer/Surfboard Shaper Gary Linden to be Honored

Sunday, November 22, 2009
3:00 PM
Brooks Theater, Oceanside

The California Surf Museum will be honoring long-time local surfer and surfboard shaper Gary Linden at the Second Annual California Surf Festival with presentation of its first “Silver Surfer Award.” On Sunday afternoon at the Sunshine Brooks Theater in Oceanside, a film on Gary’s life, “Shaping A Life” by Denise Galvo, will be screened, along with “El Día Despues” showing Gary charging on big waves in Chile.

Following will be a presentation by author and former editor of Surfer Magazine, Paul Holmes, founder of Transworld Media Larry Balma, and others who will highlight Gary’s illustrious life. Linden, a well-known big wave rider, surfboard shaper, surf contest coordinator, and well-respected throughout the world for his knowledge on big wave surfing and shaping, has been in business in Oceanside for over 30 years. It has been estimated that he has shaped over 30,000 boards to date.

Linden has been a multifaceted part of the surf community and his down-to-earth style has created many fans not only in San Diego but all over the world. Gary is an important part of nearly every big wave contest in the world as a promoter, coordinator and/or judge. To this day, Gary can be seen taking charge of a 30 to 40 foot wave at Todos Santos off of Ensenada, Baja California, leaving surfers half his age in awe of his style, bravery and command as a big wave surfer. It is an honor for the California Surf Festival to be able to present Gary Linden with its first Silver Surfer Award.

Thanks to our “Silver Surfer Award”
reception sponsors:
Jake Shimabukuro in Concert
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Buy your tickets now!
Friday, Nov. 20th
8:00 p.m.
doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Grace Theater, Oceanside

General Admission Tickets
CSM members $30 – Non-members $35
VIP Reception 6:00 p.m.
before concert at the California Surf Museum
CSM members $55 – Non-members $75

An Evening with Nat Young:
World Champion Nat Young presentation and booksigning

Spend an evening with Australian surfer Nat Young who brought from down under his powerful, no-frills surfing style that changed California surfing.Watch his history of surfing presentation, followed by a book signing.

Thursday, Nov. 19th
7:00 p.m.
Brooks Theater Oceanside

CSM members $10
Non-members $15

Feature Films
SHAPED* by Walter Georis. Historical look at the history and art of shaping surfboards.
The Drifter* Taylor Steele and Rob Machado do Indonesia on a motor bike.
Dear & Yonder by Tiffany Campbell. All girl time here as top professional surfers Sofia Mulanovich, Kassia Meador and the icons rip it up.
Hanging Five by Chris Cutri. Five surf artists: Wolfgang Bloch, Andy Davis, Alex Knox, Tyler Warren and Julie Goldstein.
Still Filthy by Jarrod Tallman. Billabong continuation of the popular film; Surf Poll Winner 2009.
Hot Grom Shorts Short films Contest by kids 19 and under, film 5 minutes and under.
Sea of Darkness* by Michael Oblowitz. A modern day pirate tale concerning the ship “The Indies Trader” and the men who sailed it. A tale of exploration, adventure, and the discovery of jungle surf spots off the remote Indonesian coastline in the 1970s.
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Lost Prophets* by Nathan Apffel. Dave Rastovich and Hans Hagen wave riding Alias to tow in.
HighWater Dana Brown’s story of the Triple Crown surfing competition on the North Shore of Hawaii.
Echo Beach During the 1980s, 56th Street in Newport Beach was the dawn of a new era in surf culture.

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Sound Of Waves by Luke Thorpe
The Arena North Shore by Justin LePena
Searching For Michael Peterson
Going to Surfer Poll Awards short film

* World, U.S. or West Coast Premier
All Screenings Pass: $40 CSM members, $60 non-members
Individual Features: $8 CSM member, $10 non-members
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Surfer Magazine 50 Year Anniversary Tribute
The centerpiece of the California Surf Festival, the Surfer Magazine 50 Year Anniversary Tribute will bring together generations of Surfer Magazine editors, publishers, photographers, and surf pros presenting its story in a varieity of media showcasing the rich history of the magazine and the sport. Be a part of the EXCLUSIVE evening – this historic event only happens once!

Saturday, Nov. 21st
8:00 p.m.
Grace Theater, Oceanside
General Admission Tickets:
CSM members $25 – Non-members $35

Exclusive VIP Reception 6:00 p.m.
at the California Surf Museum
CSM members $55 – Non-members $75