The Way

Surf doco to screen at the Dome, September 1.

Surf doco to screen at the Dome, September 1.

WILD MAN OF THE WAVES: NZ surf legend Peter Way (second from the right) is the subject of a documentary called The Way that began with the discovery of an old wooden surfboard washed up on a South Island beach. Picture supplied

A wooden surfboard washed up on a Nelson beach was the starting point for a quest to find the board’s maker, an odyssey to various locations the pioneer visited and the making of surf documentary, The Way.

The near-mystical title of the doco that screens at the Dome cinema on September 1 takes its name from the maker of the found board, Peter Way. He was New Zealand’s first national surfing champion in 1963 and left his mark on surfboard shaping, competitive surfing and surf lifestyle that has influenced the lives of generations of surfers who have come after him.

The documentary features local surfers Ricardo Christie and Maz Quinn as well as other pro wave-riders such as Paige Hareb and Billy Stairmand who weigh in on what has driven them to success and the challenges in getting there.

The 74 minute documentary takes viewers on a journey through the North Island to return the old board to the man who made it, Peter Way. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Quinn and Christie. The $20 entry includes a performance by the entertaining young punk act Sit Down in Front.

From each ticket sale $5 will go to support Gisborne Boardriders.

Tickets are $20 from the Aviary or online at http://www.thewaysurfdoc.com

Leftover tickets, $25 at the door.

A wooden surfboard washed up on a Nelson beach was the starting point for a quest to find the board’s maker, an odyssey to various locations the pioneer visited and the making of surf documentary, The Way.

The near-mystical title of the doco that screens at the Dome cinema on September 1 takes its name from the maker of the found board, Peter Way. He was New Zealand’s first national surfing champion in 1963 and left his mark on surfboard shaping, competitive surfing and surf lifestyle that has influenced the lives of generations of surfers who have come after him.

The documentary features local surfers Ricardo Christie and Maz Quinn as well as other pro wave-riders such as Paige Hareb and Billy Stairmand who weigh in on what has driven them to success and the challenges in getting there.

The 74 minute documentary takes viewers on a journey through the North Island to return the old board to the man who made it, Peter Way. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Quinn and Christie. The $20 entry includes a performance by the entertaining young punk act Sit Down in Front.

From each ticket sale $5 will go to support Gisborne Boardriders.

Tickets are $20 from the Aviary or online at http://www.thewaysurfdoc.com

Leftover tickets, $25 at the door.

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