Patagonia Announces Film And Book Tour

Patagonia Surf is excited to announce the start of the Plight of the Torpedo People book tour, as well as additional screenings of the award-winning film Come Hell or High Water. The Plight of the Torpedo People by Tom Adler showcases Surfer staff photographer Chris Burkard’s amazing photography shot during the filming of Come Hell or High Water. Director Keith Malloy, photographer Chris Burkard and bodysurfing legend Mark Cunningham will be present at each stop. The tour will reach 9 locations on the east and west coasts between March 20th and April 6th and will be free to the public, as well as include free popcorn and beer! Check out the tour stops on the flyer below and watch the book preview and film trailer.

The Plight of the Torpedo People is a collection of bodysurfing photographs, frame grabs and personal essays documenting the making of Keith Malloy’s directorial debut, Come Hell or High Water—the first feature-length film to be made about the sport of bodysurfing. A winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography awards on the festival circuit, Come Hell or High Water explores the history and development of bodysurfing alongside the purity of experience that is riding a wave, taking a unique look at the culture and beauty of the sport, while capturing the stories and locations of those who belong to its community. The film’s unanticipated popularity may well reflect the less-is-more, environmentally aware consciousness of our times; as the simplest of all ocean sports, bodysurfing requires little more than swim fins and some waves. The Plight of the Torpedo People is a collaborative work by the best bodysurfers of today, captured doing what they do best by some of the world’s best surf cinematographers and photographers. With 69 photographs in color, the book includes an introduction by Keith Malloy.

 

Come Hell or High Water—the first feature-length film to be made about the sport of bodysurfing. A winner of Best Film and Best Cinematography awards on the festival circuit, Come Hell or High Water explores the history and development of bodysurfing alongside the purity of experience that is riding a wave, taking a unique look at the culture and beauty of the sport, while capturing the stories and locations of those who belong to its community. The film’s unanticipated popularity may well reflect the less-is-more, environmentally aware consciousness of our times; as the simplest of all ocean sports, bodysurfing requires little more than swim fins and some waves.