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Californian artist/photographer/filmmaker Thomas Campbell wants to help preserve one of surfing’s longest running social happenings off the beach: surf movie tours. Campbell’s new Super 16mm film, The Present, a colorful and artistic exploration of the beautiful environment surfers play in everyday, is set to do just that by hitting U.S. coastal towns this spring. Through his uniquely artistic style of filmmaking and intimate city-by-city screenings, Campbell hopes to help keep alive the nearly dead tradition of surfers gathering at a local theater to view a new independent surf film.

The Present shows Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in the Minor Theatre.

Greenhouse Boardshop hosts a pre-show party at 4 p.m. with live music by The Mattson 2, a jazz duo featured in the film. Monty generously invited Surfrider Humboldt to be part of things, so come by, check out the dreamy band, join or renew, have a glass of wine or just make a donation. (707) 825-SURF.