4/2/11

A pleasant surprise (2009)



Well, the titles sums it all up really. Who would expect that one of the best surf movies of the last decade would come straight out of New Jersey? With this flick the garden state surfing community has definitely conquered its place and respect.

The film follows day by day the fast growing surf scene in N.J. Surfing in the east is much harder than many would imagine: thumping beach breaks, cold water and quick tropical storms are just a tiny fraction of what many endure to make what they truly love to do in those meloncolic beaches.

Beautifully filmed in 16 mm, the duo of directors Nick Zegel and Kyle Pahlow made an astonishing peace of art. After all, it is the culmination of three years of footage and standing interaction with the locals. The account you get is both realistic and entertaining.

The movie completes its uniqueness with an ecletic set of music bands: Yeasayer, Mondoggies, The Rubies, Here we go Magic and many others.

Here you can find an interesting interview with the directors.

Check out on http://www.apleasantsurprisefilm.com/ for more.

33 comments:

  1. that is really beautiful work. it's strange that a place, often disdained for its ugliness, can have a community so beautiful.

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  2. I like how the ride inside the waves as these were tunnels

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  3. Would never have thought this came from NJ. Surfs up.

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  4. Wonderfully shot. Surfing is a sport that is always entertaining to watch.

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  5. Going to be watching this one for sure. It looks great!

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  6. I'm going to start surfing this summer, going to have to be patient with it though because I know I'm going to be awful! haha

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  7. This is truly cool stuff. Surf gives us wonderful images. :)
    Will follow!

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  8. straight out of new jersey huh....well I guess I can still give it a try.

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  9. niiiice :D
    also watch this
    http://vimeo.com/16202331

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  10. Not bad at al, i can feel the heat, its like -3 c here and its wet.. :/

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  11. This is so cool! Must get cold in New Jersey though

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  12. the more i see this stuff the more i wana surf, i always see people surfing down at venice beach where i live and i never been out in the water.

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  13. Winter is almost gone where I'm at :)

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  14. Loved the trailer. Something I'm going to have to check out.

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  15. Huh, who would have figured, nice.

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  16. That movie is pretty awesome.

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  17. Love the trailer too, gonna check it out soon

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  18. had no idea about this. cool, stuff, thanks.
    +followed

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  19. Beautiful blog!
    We invite you to follow us!
    Greetings from Greece!

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