Created by Tiffany Campbell and Andria Lessler, the movie features a diverse cast of daring ladies united by their love of the sea. The youthful all-star cast — including Coco Ho and Sally Fitzgibbons — tackles everything from Indonesia’s green rooms to the shaping room with Ashley Lloyd, as well as sailing across oceans in search of waves with Captain Liz Clark.

Dear and Yonder also features contemporary surf legends such as Sofia Mulanovich and Steph Gilmore, the graceful stylings of Kassia Meador and legends such as Linda Benson and Rell Sunn. The film also touches on the many aspects of women’s surfing in the different mediums equipped with a diverse quiver. Ripping on everything from shortboards and quads to longboards and fish, this film features the world’s best as more than just surfers, but well-rounded waterwomen.


THE PRESENT, A wide and varied journey into the here and now of surfing.
Runtime 76 minutes, Super 16mm, Format 16×9

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The Present is the 3rd and newest film from the acclaimed surf movie director/artist Thomas Campbell, director of “The Seedling and Sprout”. The Present is yet another look in to a wide ranging possibilities of accessing the surfing experience,with a multi cultural,diverse surf craft and wide range of surfers.

FEATURING SURFING by Dave Rastovich, Dane Reynolds, Joel Tudor, Chelsea Hedges, Kassia Meador, Harrison Roach, Dan Malloy, Devon Howard, C.J. Nelson, Ry Craike, Jacob Stuth, Sofia Mulanovich, Chris Del Moro, Michel Junod, Ian King, Danny Hess, Alex Knost and Rob Machado among others.

HONORARY SURFERS include Phil Edwards, Miki Dora, Gerry Lopez, and Tom Curren Shot primarily in 16mm film on location in West Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, California, Sumatra, Java and Peru

FEATURING MUSIC by David Axelrod, Bonnie Prince Billy, Mice Parade, The Mattson 2,  Cass McCombs, Plants and Animals, Vetiver, The Photographic, The Dava Kuli Band (featuring Shannon Sol R. Carroll and David Rastovich), Japanese Motors, Gabor Szabo, Ray Barbee & The Mattson 2,  Jeff Parker and Tommy Guerrero

Click here to watch an Extra Feature from the DVD in the Film Catalog.