BOARDROOM : Legends of Surfboard Shaping, Dir: Markus Davids, USA, 2012, 84 mins

Official UK Premiere. This multi-award winning documentary follows the evolution of the surfboard from ancient origins, paying homage to the men who lived to surf, who started building wooden surfboards in their garages and in doing so laid the foundations for an entire lifestyle. Archive footage and insightful contributions from surfing luminaries and craftmen including Greg Noll, Hap Jacobs, Donald Takayama, Robert August, Dick Brewer, Terry Martin (Hobie), Bing Copeland (Bing Surfboards) and Mike Hynson et al. A must for surf culture aficionados.

  • Winner: Emerging Filmmaker; X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival, 2012
  • Winner: Audience Award; Hamburg Surf Film Festival, 2012
  • Winner: Honolulu Film Awards, 2012

Following the screening will be a Q+A with Director MARKUS DAVIDS

“Boardroom is an exciting look at the genesis of the surf industry. Interviews and vignettes with the key surfboard shapers from California and Hawaii keep this compelling documentary gliding along, just like the boards they created. A must-see for the surfer and non-surfer alike.” Glenn Sakamoto / Editor, Liquid Salt Magazine

Credit: Ron Church