Traveling the world for 40 years with some of todays most legendary surfers, Greg Weaver and Spyder Wills captured Super 8mm images that have, until now been lost for almost a half a century…
Corky Carrol in Newport Beach in 1965, Jerry Lopez in Maui in 1970. Rory Russell and Lopez discovering Bali. An in depth look at the Black Trunks of the Westside shot in the mid 70s as explained by Sunny Garcia and Black Trunks member Warren Hoohuli. Never before seen footage of the Z Boys as Stacy Peralta tells where radical surfing really started. This is only a sample of the legends and locations that director Gregory Schell has assembled in the new film Chasing The Lotus.
Assembled from the „Lost Reels“ of Weaver and Wills and narrated by Jeff Bridges, the film promises to go down as one of todays most indepth looks at surf discovery and will be around for many years to come.
Featuring Gerry Lopez, Sunny Garcia, Rob Machado,Rory Russell, Peter King, Buttons, Chris Brown,Donavon Frankenreiter, Craig Peterson, Kevin Naughton Stacy Peralta, Mark Occhilupo, Buddy Boy, Allen Sarlo, Ronnie Burns, Rick Griffin, Herbie Fletcher, Joey Cabell, Corky Carroll, Munga Barry, Wingnut, Joel Tudor, Steve Pezman and Randy Rarick.
Shot on location in California, Cabo San Lucas,Mauritius, Bali, Costa Rica, South Africa,Reunion Island, Secret Reef, Maui, North Shoreand Westside Oahu.