Making Waves: A History of Modern Surfing and the Clash of Cultures
Bustin' Down the Door Panel Discussion

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fowler Museum
University of California, Los Angeles

Bustin' Down the Door (directed by Jeremy Gosch and co-produced by Shaun Tomson, Monika Gosch, and Rob Traill) recounts the the story of a group of Australian and South African surfers who revolutionized surfing but caused considerable tension with local Hawaiian surfers when they arrived in Hawaii during the winter of 1975.

Panelists:

KEIKO BEATIE, film curator of Laguna Art Museum Film Society as well as film festival and events worldwide.

JEREMY GOSCH, director of Bustin' Down the Door (2009) and Last Ride (2001).

RENO ABELLIRA, Hawaii's legendary big wave surfer and shaper.

PETER TOWNEND, the first professional world surfing champion and founder of Surfing
America.

FRED HEMMINGS, Republican leader in the Hawaii State Senate from 2001-2010, 1968 World Surfing Champion, and key figure in establishing modern professional surfing.

MICHAEL TOMSON, a professional surfer and founder of Gotcha, the surf wear brand.

IAN CAIRNS, renowned surfer, Head Coach of the PacSun USA surf team, and founder of the Association of Surfing Professionals, the governing body of pro surfing.

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