These days, surf filmmakers traveling abroad rarely bother to interact with the local people, let alone interview them or capture their daily lives. There’s often quick cameos or backdrop shots, but very seldom do their shots provide an accurate portrayal of the local spirit. Our film tour seeks to change just that. The Tres Leches tour features three inspiring films that focus on Mexican and Central American surfers and their lives south of the border.
Gone is a more traditional surf film, spotlighting talented male Mexican surfers, while La Maestra gives voice to a young Southern Baja teacher and surfer who is quietly impacting tiny fishing towns in several positive ways. Thank You Surf Again
demonstrates how tourists, specifically surfers, can give back to the communities they visit.
Some of the filmmakers will be in attendance at all five screenings to answer questions afterwards, and the December 1st screening in Ojai will open with an acoustic set by critically acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Neal Casal of the
Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Hard Working Americans. Most importantly, part of the proceeds from each the screenings will benefit non-profits Brown Girl Surf, The Wahine, Project, Surfrider Foundation, and the Ojai Valley Grange.
Check the description on their Vimeo page to see the complete listing of the Tres Leches surf film tour stops.