A Surfrider Foundation apresenta, em três cidades da Califórnia - Ventura, Santa Monica e Costa Mesa -, no próximo Sábado, dia 15 de Setembro, o filme Lost Jewel of the Atlantic, produzido pela Save The Waves. É uma acção promocional do lançamento do filme-documentário em DVD.
«Esta é a história de um paraíso perdido. Esta é a história do Jardim do Mar», diz-se.
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION PRESENTS:
Lost Jewel of the Atlantic - a documentary film by Save the Waves Coalition. Three film screenings in Southern California on Saturday, September 15, 2007 - Ventura, Santa Monica and Costa Mesa, California
On the small Atlantic Isle of Madeira was a wave of legend. Kept secret by a cadre of big wave surfers, one of the world's greatest surf spots lay hidden on an island lost in time. This is the story of paradise lost. This is the story of Jardim do Mar.
Weaving thrilling big-wave surfing footage with testimony from some of surfing's greatest personalities, "Lost Jewel of the Atlantic" chronicles one of the world's most significant surf discoveries in decades, and the subsequent battle to prevent its destruction from ill-conceived coastal development.
Discovered in the late 1970's by French surfer Gibus de Soultrait, the point break in Jardim do Mar remained a relative secret to all but a lucky few traveling surfers, who challenged the island's big surf without revealing its location to the surfing world.
But the secrecy that surrounded it led to its ultimate demise, when the government of Madeira proposed building a massive seawall in this small seaside village. The film chronicles the discovery of surf on the island, the fight to save it, and emphasizes the point that surf spots are a valuable coastal resource that should never be destroyed.
Lost Jewel of the Atlantic is a non-profit film directed by Jacob Holcomb and produced by Save the Waves Coalition. Funded in part by grants from Newman's Own Organics, SIMA, and Patagonia, Inc.