The largest prize purse ever in a surf movie competition wants filmmakers to shoot locally and with surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing and kiteboarding as the main theme.
"The Canary Islands are an international reference location for the practice of wind and waves sports. For this reason, we believe that the commitment to the water sports tourism has to go through promoting activities that represent the passion and culture that surround these nautical disciplines," explains Maria Mendez, managing director of Canary Islands Tourism Board.
The Luau will bring together an unprecedented gathering of surfing legends and icons to discuss and celebrate the legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown and his movie "The Endless Summer".
Robert August and Mike Hynson, the stars of the film, will attend the event alongside other wave riders who appear in the movie, including Paul Strauch, Fred Hemmings, and Joey Cabell. Robert "Wingnut" Weaver, co-star of "The Endless Summer II," will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
Marcus Mariota, an Hawaiian-born quarterback, has refused to sign a multimillionaire deal with the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL) because he wants to surf.
The Titans have offered Mariota a rookie contract with a clause that forbids him from surfing, due to potential injuries. And he didn't like it. Marcus Mariota is the lone unsigned first-round NFL draft pick.
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