All along the Atlantic coast, some call it the European Classic Surf Route, some call it the European Leg: thousands of kilometers of potential for the wave you‘ve been seeking for. Every year the trail attracts stoked people from all over Europe, travelling by bike, car or grand motorhomes, alone, with friends or family.
Names like Hossegor, Mundaka, Pantin or Ericeira got burned into every surfer’s brain – but there is more to it.Travelling the coast of Europe means diving into microcosms of communities, cultures and nature, each region different than the other. It‘s as diverse as diversity gets.
Time doesn‘t stand still though, nowhere, and changes might bring the good, the bad and the ugly: crowded beaches commercialization of surfing culture, pollution of land and water, urban sprawl. Emerging mass tourism puts pressure on regions formerly known as haven of peace and silence. All this doesn‘t just affect you, as a surfer – but first and foremost the people who are living along those shores.
So, The Old, the Young & the Sea is the movie that portraits those lifestyles along the coast, it‘s diversity and recent changes.“The Old, the Young and the Sea“ wants to give those people a voice, who know the best: The locals. It puts the viewer in the position of a visitor connected to the events happening around him. It‘s an invitation to see those lands not just as mere destinations, but living locations.
- Um roteiro surfer europeu ao norte da Espanha (willyuribe.wordpress.com)
- “El Mar, Mi Alma” Cultural Surf Film (slamxhype.com)
- Last of the summer wine – Hossegor, France (travelpod.com)
- One Rainy Day at the Beach: California Meets San Sebastian (jetsettimes.com)
- Surf Culture and Lifestyle Outweigh the Dangers of the Sport (prweb.com)
- Is our great Aussie surfing culture dead? (news.com.au)
- “Puerto Rican Surf Culture” The Photography of Steve Fitzpatrick (lunasurfshop.wordpress.com)
- Surfing in the UK (paulsmith.co.uk)