A Seven Year Journey to Catch the Ultimate Wave

Quest for Fear

For those of you who missed the show at the Independant and then again in the Haight…The Quest for Fear is playing in Pacifica this Friday night to benefit the Pacifica Beach Coalition.

As detailed on MavericksSurf.com 

Grant Washburn’s “Quest For Fear” – A Benefit Screening for the Pacifica Beach Coalition

7:00pm, Friday, March 28, 2008
at Sanchez Concert Hall
1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica

Friday’s special “Quest for Fear” benefit evening that will raise funds to support Pacifica Beach Coalition’s upcoming Earth Day event in April.

The Wander-Ins, Pacifica’s rockabilly-influenced surf band, will kick the evening off. Come out early, grab a beer and enjoy live tunes by local surfers Jim Kahm, Simon-Govan Smith, Ty Kemp and Tom Gerkensmeyer.

At 8:30, enjoy “Quest for Fear,” a new surf movie by Mavericks’ surfer/filmmaker Grant Washburn that captures the story of a 7-year global pursuit for the ultimate wave. It features two of the world’s most challenging big-wave surf spots: Mavericks and South Africa’s shark-infested “Dungeons” near Cape Town.

Don’t miss Washburn’s intimate perspective of the big-wave scene, captivating camera angles, and a great story of the Dungeons saga. Washburn will be on hand to talk about the film after the credits roll.

7:00pm – Doors open, Light food; No host wine & beer
7:30pm – Live music by the Wander-Ins
8:15pm – Raffle drawing
8:30pm – Film screening + Director Q&A

$15 advance tickets / $20 at door
$10 for kids & seniors

Purchase advance tickets at Sonlight Surfshop or Pacifica’s Parks, Beaches and Recreation office, 1810 Francisco Blvd. Tickets are selling fast, so best to get them in advance!

and on The Official Mermen Site 

The movie documents (in part) Grant’s discovery, journeys to and comparisons with a semi-legendary surf spot off the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa to our own monster Maverick’s just down the coast. A recent reviewer from the San Francisco Bay Guardian, said “The pursuit of the mythically perfect wave, the dangers of big-wave riding, and the adrenaline rush that keeps all surfers so stoked are – as in most surfing films – the chief subjects of Grant Washburn’s Quest for Fear. The filmmaker-surfer and his Tall Tales Studios crew, determined to discover other spots in the world that compare to “the monster” at Mavericks, fly to South Africa, where a particularly radical wave is supposed to make an appearance off the Cape of Good Hope. Some partying and interesting dining take place while they wait for the surf, some gnarly-looking waves are ridden, some boards go flying, and some awe-striking angles are used to photograph an extremely powerful sea. ONE OF THE MOVIE’S REAL TREATS IS ITS AWESOME PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDTRACK, COMPOSED BY SAN FRANCISCO TRIO THE MERMEN TO DISCREETLY COMPLEMENT THE BEAUTIFUL VISUAL IMAGERY.” 

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