For anyone who’s wanted to give it all up to live the real life of a nomadic surfer, Surfwise is an absolute must see. Focusing on the infamous life of Dorian “Doc” Pakowitz, his wife Juliette and their nine children, the documentary holds no bars when it comes to describing the unorthodox and controversial environment the iconic Orange County surf family endured. From the cramped camper all 11 lived in, home schooling, strict discipline and strange practices, Surfwise proves that while America has run out of frontiers, it hasn’t run out of frontiersmen. Click here for showtimes.
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Although you can’t tell from all the monkeying around, the scene a few weekends ago at Riviera Beach was actually a memorial in disguise as friends and family of the late Tim Dowell gathered for the fourth annual costume surf contest in his honor. Organized by his brother John, a surf coach at San Clemente High, the just-for-laughs event has in competitors ride “retro” surfboards from the 1970s and 80s while decked in their full costume attire. Hit the jump to see more photos, or click here for coverage from the OC Register. (more…)
The Calremont Museum of Art will be showcasing music, art and performances dedicated to the early LA Chicana punk scene in an exhibit titled: “Vexing: Female Voices From East L.A. Punk,” May 18 through Aug. 31. The LA Times has full details.