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The Best Surf Instructor. Everrr!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 16, 2018 by gerilewis001

Thanx Angela and Daisy for theribging endorsements! I am available for private and group lessons. Check the menu for more about my experience and rates.https://gerilewis.wordpress.com/services/

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Venice Surf-A-Thon Sessions.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 5, 2018 by gerilewis001

]It was ghetto fabulous. It was rough and ready. Venice Surf-A-Thon Surf Contest Award Show.in The cellar at The Townhouse. Frank owned it and Steve ran the bar.Kid Caviar was my MC go to. I was a bit conflicted about posting and using the bikini contests in the Surf-A-Thon documentary but I have to be true to myself true to contezt and true to the neighborhood this is history. Like it or not This is who I was not who I am now this is what the contest was not what the contest is now it’s all just history.

25 years of Venice Surf-A-Thon. 1/4 century of surfing, and all that goes with it. This contest has been ignored by the aristocracy and power elitists of surfdom. From the musuems to the mags to the historians. This is not my story but your story. Beyond Dogtown & Zboyz, yet traces its history and orgins to those very crucial legends. POP gasped its last breath in 77 and its waves are long gone but those very burnt out pilings and embers stoked the creation of Venice Surf-A-Thon..It is the continuing tale of a neighborhood that for the most part ceases to exist. It is the last remaining rement of a culture that has not been sold to Madison Ave. This is Venice Surf- A-Thon.

The Venice Surf-A-Thon Sessions. Action!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on May 5, 2017 by gerilewis001

The Venice Surf-A-Thon Sessions is the working tittle for clips and promo on the documentary film I am producing and co-directing.

The effort capturing the unique impact 1/4 century of a surf contest ,that has become an institution for a community . That community has now come under the intense pressure of gentrification. Take a peek as Jack and Barry exchange salvos and memories.