"Pinterested" in surf flicks
Every surf movie trailer ever made? That's quite a list.
Last week, the folks at the New York Surf Film Festival completed the first digital collection of surf film trailers online from "The Westsiders" to "A Hatteras Surf Odyssey, 1975." From blockbusters like "Surfers the Movie" to indie flicks like "Manufacturing Stoke," they're all in one place at Pinterest.
To be honest, I had to inquire as to what Pinterest was. I admit that I can't keep up with the dearth of networking in 2012. As far as I know, there are no actual "meetings" for people addicted to social media, but they probably exist on Twitter. I'm actually thinking of going back to a rotary phone. From what I'm told, Pinterest is a way to "organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web," -- a.k.a. another great way to waste time on your boss' dime. But this surf trailer thing will certainly keep you occupied in the cubicle.
"We were searching for a way to engage with our audience in a relevant way on this new platform," said Morgan Rae Berk, founder of the New York Surf Film Festival. "There were a few lists and video channels online created by traditional surf media outlets and brands, but none that gathered this unique film genre's trailer centrally in a comprehensive visual collection."
This is going to be valuable to those who grew up on surf flicks. As I scrolled through, I clicked on "Loose Change" to get a little nostalgic and the Beastie Boys are in the trailer. MCA, R.I.P. You might find some similar associations.
It's hard to say if every surf movie trailer is here. I'm sure there are obscure Ugandan straight to DVD releases and a few old 8-mm projects that have yet to be converted to 1's and 0's, but it's as complete a list as we've ever seen.