Jock Docs: Surfsup

Friday, February 1st, 7:30pm, Saturday, February 2nd, 7:30pm, Sunday, February 3rd, 4:00pm

Jock Docs: Surfsup

Curated by Laura Coxson

Sponsored by Vita Coco


Friday, February 1st, 7:30pm


Doug Pray, 2007, 93 mins.

Legendary surfer, Dorican “Doc” Paskowitz, abandoned a successful medical practice to withdraw from the lifestyle of mainstream America. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24-foot camper. The family spent their days living by Doc’s rules on health, fitness, sexuality, and above all surfing. From the director of Hype!, Red Diaper Baby and Art & Copy.


Skype Q&A with dir. Doug Pray to follow screening.





Saturday,  February 2nd, 7:30pm


(All Proceeds Go To Waves for Water Sandy Relief Fund)


ODE to California

Patrick Trefz, 2012, 9 mins

Anyone who has ever been in the sea understands that the ocean is a vast wilderness, and the northern California ocean reality is not always what it seems. "Ode to California" evades expectations in its depths of all things spoken and simultaneously unspoken. Timeless and provocative, "Ode" is a glimpse into the heart of the ocean and those that live in accordance with it.


Itxasoa eta Lehorra

Patrick Trefz, 2011, 8 mins

An elegant film of artist Jim Denevan drawing in the sand of Mundaka in northern Spain, September 2011. The powerful soundtrack, "Low Tide" by Basque folk musician Mikel Laboa accompanies the equally mesmerizing coming and going of the drawing as it is enveloped by the tide.


Q&A with photographer/ filmmaker

Patrick Trefz and artist Jim Denevan to follow screening.


NYC-centric SURFshorts


Hurricane Sandy

Etan Blatt, 2012, 4 mins

Take a ride over New York 2 weeks after hurricane Sandy struck the coastline.


Rockaway Opera

Zac Halberd, 2012, 4 mins

Surfing at Rockaway Beach with opera.


Sunwaves and Flowing Free

Joe Albers, 40 mins

Never before screened seminal 70s and early 80’s footage of Montauk and more.


A Train

Andrew Kidman, 2009, 4 mins


The Getaway

Joey Gallagher, 2010, 14 mins



Joni Sternbach, 2012, 7 mins


The Surf Magazines Don't Talk About Lapsed Catholics

Toddy Stewart, 2012, 5 mins.



Patrick Cummings and E.J. McLeavey-Fisher, 2011, 15 mins

Portrait of local surf star Balaram Stack at the 2011 Quiksilver Pro New York

Panel discussion moderated by Tyler Breuer with filmmakers TBA.

There will be a Benefit After-Party for Waves for Water Sandy Relief with Djs Matchie and John Dubstar.



Throughout the week there will be an informal exhibition highlighting works of artist Jim Denevan and filmmaker/photographer Patrick Trefz. A selection of photographs, presented in postcard-like format, will span decades of documenting Denevan's days and drawings on the landscape. Edited film stills from Trefz’s Ode to California convey the essence of an ineffable non-narrative. Like his films, they evoke a timeless and provocative glimpse into the heart of the ocean and those that live in accordance with it. With a longstanding friendship, an intimate dialog surfaces in the pairing of their work.


Surfsup –A Jockdocs: Surfing Program curated by Laura Coxson.

Special thanks to Patrick Trefz, Jim Denevan, Michael Machemer, Kerri Rosenstein, Tyler Breuer, Rebekah Maysles, Sean Nam, wavesforwater, Sarah Rigano, Julie Gilhart and Jessica Green. Vitacoco Coconut Water.


Vita Coco is proud to support efforts for Hurricane Sandy Relief. Vita Coco is an all-natural, never-from-concentrate Coconut Water stacked with naturally-occurring electrolytes that keep you hydrated in and out of the surf.


To donate directly to Waves For Water's Sandy Fund:


Find Out More About Jim Denevan:

and Patrick Trefz:




Sunday, February 3rd, 4:00pm  

Morning of the Earth

Dir. Albie Falzon and David Elfick, 1971, 79 min.

Classic, rarely-seen first film from Albie Falzon, creator of renowned Australian surfing magazine TRACKS, and David Elfick come this early fantasy of surfers living in three unspoiled lands and playing in nature’s ocean. The most ambitious surf film of its time—the directors show surfers making their own boards (and homes) as they travel in search of the perfect wave across Australia’s north-east coast, Bali and Hawaii.