FIRE - A MUST SEE FOR WAVE RIDERS
On Sunday October 19th at 5.30pm The J welcomes 8 times body boarding world champion Mike Stewart and incredible film maker Scotty Carter for the Noosa leg of their premier tour for "FIRE". Before the screening at The J, Mike Stewart will talk about riding waves and Scotty will explain a little about making the movie. Created by the pair over ten years FIRE is a revolutionary surf film which explains - without words - Mike Stewart's view of life. If you're a bodyboarder, a waverider of any kind for that matter or simply consider the beach to be your playground: this is one film you shouldn't miss.
Mike Stewart (1963) is one of the early pioneers of the body boarding sport, a pioneer of big-wave tow-in surfing and also a champion bodysurfer. Mike has won the annual Banzai Pipeline line event a record 11 times, 8 of which earned him the world title. He has been crowned the Pipeline Bodysurfing Classic champion a record 10 times and received the title Mister Pipeline for being the best wave rider of any kind, the only non stand-up surfer to achieve this title.
Mike and Scotty's idea was to construct a movie encompassing Mike's beliefs and philosophies about life entirely without words. One of the beauties of this movie is that there is no corporate hand selling boardshorts through his likeness, cramming logos around his mug. It's all about Mike surfing, wrapped in the reasons he does it, steering his 16mm hand held camera through the guts of waves like Backdoor Teahupoo and Pipe. What Mike and Scotty have created is a revolutionary surf film with sections of Mike tearing the back out of waves, boosting inverted arcs and threading tubes on his many trips. his breath taking performance at Teahupo'o on the 11th of September 2005, a day well documented in Shane Dorian's "wave of a lifetime". It was huge, it was perfect. And Mike Stewart was out there alone. A piece of art, that can't really be compared to anything before it. - Movement
A science board will be given away on the night. Only at The J will you find an exhibition of the super limited Tom Wegener / Mike Stewart Alaia body boards, the two have shaped together on one of Mike's recent trips to Noosa.
Downloadable: "Fire - 45 Years in the Making" Article
Tickets are only $15 and are available from The J
The J: 60 Noosa Drive, Mon - Sat 10am to 4pm (eftpos and credit card facilities available)
Or by calling 5455 4455
Coming up at the J...
27 Sep Manhattan Short Film Festival
28 Sep Jump into Sound, J Lounge
03 Oct GreenZone Disco (8-12year olds, 6-8pm)
04 Oct Jaleos Flamenco World Music at the J
16 Oct Shannon Noll
18 Oct Misinterprotato - Fusion, Jazz
19 Oct 'Fire' - Mike Stewart and Scott Carter. A must see body boarding movie
08 Nov Community Showcase Day
08 Nov OKA - The J's 2nd Birthday Party
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