Celebrating Bruce Brown’s 50th Anniversary

The California Surf Festival, a benefit for the California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA, is rolling by the beach beginning November 7, 2008. Highlighting this inaugural Festival will be a special anniversary celebration of Bruce Brown and his 50 years in Filmmaking.

The California Surf Festival is a presentation of the California Surf Museum. CSM will be sharing the progress of its new location here in Oceanside and encourage your support. The Festival is a continuing aspect of the Museum and its focus on preserving the culture and history of the surfing lifestyle. This Festival will enrich the locals and visitors on the world of surfing and share the surroundings of downtown City of Oceanside.

The most exciting event of this Festival is honoring Bruce Brown and his milestone in an outstanding career in filmmaking. This year marks the 50-year anniversary since the release of Brown’s 1958 surf classic, Slippery When Wet. His defining The Endless Summer (1964) has reached audiences and fans all over the world and all walks of life. Bruce will do a LIVE narration of The Endless Summer as it once was done close to 50 years ago. This one-time-only event will take place as we celebrate the anniversary on Saturday, November 8th. Dana Brown, his son, and grandson Wes Brown will be assisting Bruce in this momentous evening.

Special guests will create a great opportunity for surfers, filmmakers and everyone to enjoy surf films and surf culture. The three-day Festival will feature some of the newest surf films for surfers and others of all ages with some of the filmmakers on hand for the screenings.

The California Surf Festival will take place in Oceanside at the Crest Theater, located at 102 N. Freeman Street, Oceanside, CA, on November 7th, 8th and 9th. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.californiasurffestival.com, www.surfmuseum.org or at the California Surf Museum. A VIP Ticket for a pre-screening reception with Bruce Brown and The Endless Summer LIVE is $150; as well, the VIP Ticket allows entry to all movies all weekend. General admission to the Bruce Brown Event is $35. General admission to all other movies is $10 each. Space is limited.

Movie Show Times

One Track Mind: Fri 7pm Chasing Dora: Fri 9pm

Just Add Water: Sat 12pm The Surfers: Sat 2pm WaterMan: Sat 4pm Step Into Liquid: Sat 6pm VIP Reception with Bruce Brown: Sat 6:30pm The Endless Summer LIVE: Sat 8pm

Sliding Liberia: Sun 1pm Under the Sun: Sun 3pm To be determined: Sun 5pm Slippery When Wet: Sun 7pm

Funds raised from the California Surf Festival will assist the California Surf Museum in its growth and outreach to the community. The new location will allow CSM to expand exhibit area, provide additional educational opportunities and increase its archival space. The Mission Statement of the California Surf Museum is to serve as an international repository and resource center on the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations.

The California Surf Museum is a non-profit organization located at 223 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054.