I recently had the pleasure to see the premiere of Elisa Garcia Bates’ documentary film “AWAY” about women who surf Rockaway in NYC. As one of the subjects of the film, I was pleased to be in attendance along with a lot of long term die hard NYC surfers including Mary Leonard and Jee Mee Kim, who are also featured in the film. It premiered at the New York Surf Film Festival in September. <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/40244148″>AWAY Teaser Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/elisabates”>Elisa Bates</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
I was excited to be asked to participate in the project. And I loved reconnecting with George Bates, who shot the water camera footage from which these stills were taken. I’ve known George since we were just 19 or 20. He’s a gifted illustrator and a great surfer. We had a lot of fun out surfing these little longboard waves.