Sofia Mulanivich - Top World Surfer




Sofia Mulanovich, Top Women's Surfer is Featured - Documentary Premiers at Surf Theatre

Sofia: A Documentary, kicks off  the 4th Annual Surf Theatre Film Festival for the 2006 US Open of Surfing. It will be shown on Tuesday, July 25th, at 7:30 PM at the Pierside Surf City 6 Theatre, located at 300 P.C.H. in Huntington Beach, California.

Sofia chronicles the Peruvian Sofia Mulanovich and her journey as she pursues her childhood dream of becoming the World Champion of professional women's surfing. Sofia did accomplish that goal and in the process, became a national icon and role model in her native land.

Sofia is revered around the globe and in Huntington Beach, where the film will be shown. In a picture above, a huge blow up photo of Sofia  appeared on the surfing store shop window overlooking the pier and ocean where she came to surf previously, and will again.

Sofia was selected to open the January 2006 at X Dance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sofia was nominated for Best Picture, Best Biography, Best Director and won Best Emerging Filmmaker. In March Sofia won the Jury Award at the Delray Beach Film Festival in Florida. Recently Sofia won the coveted Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking in the documentary category at the infamous Newport Beach Film Festival in California.

The  52-minute, 16 mm film in Spanish with English subtitles from Director Peter Goetz and Director of Photography and Editor Sam Pietsch  will be watched by the star of the show, herself. Sofia Mulanovich will be on hand to participate in a Q&A after the screening as well as an autograph signing. A private after party will follow. Funding for Sofia: A Documentary, was provided by Mosaic Entertainment, Quiksilver Entertainment, Roxy, Red Bull and Reef. Sofia Mulanovich is supported by Roxy, Reef, Red Bull, Telefonica Movistar, Prom Peru, DaKine, Ripley and Channel Island Surfboards

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About the California surfing craze:  This growing industry provides a natural sport that allows youth and adults to enjoy the natural environment much as skiers love the snow. The boards, the fins, body suits and gear have changed and progressed in a similar fashion to the snow ski industry, making the sport not just a thrilling challenge but also a fashion statement. Groms or surfing youth grow into competitive surfers who seek sponsors to sport their names on products and promotions. Surfing is a difficult sport to turn into a career choice and many professional surfers look on the horizon to other career activities to support them through their lives as surfing may sustain an individual only for a limited time. As a pleasure sport, tourists can enjoy surf camps for the kids, surfing lessons for the family and individual surf lessons to learn the basics and be out surfing in one session. Many of these classes provide beginners with a board and wetsuit for a minimal investment to determine if you really like the sport. For photographs, surfing is not only an art form, it provides sporting photography challenges and gives a very local flavor to travel pictures.  California Beaches & Cities - has included a few of our hundreds of surfing and surfer photos for you to look at.  Do you need surfing lessons?  You can purchase them online for San Diego surfing. Buy ticket!

California enjoys not one but at least three surfing museums. The surfing museum locations include San Diego County's Oceanside, Orange County's Huntington Beach and Santa Cruz County's Santa Cruz. In Santa Cruz County, surfing is the game for thousands of sports enthusiasts who enjoy the waves at places such as Capitola and Privates.  By the numbers, San Diego garners perhaps the greatest number of surfers. Local neighborhood surfing spots include Ocean Beach and Tourmaline Beach, home to surfing legend Skeeter Malcolm.  Surfers from throughout California and even around the globe go "down the coast" to San Diego to surf.  Swami's, named for the Self-Realization Fellowship Retreat Center next to the surfing beach, is a favorite surfing spot. There's a small parking lot which usually overflows onto the roadside parking on Coast Highway which is recognized as an historic route in that neck of the woods. Surfers and beach-goers must go down a set of wooden stairs to gain access to the beach.

Next there's a close tie between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Redondo Beach enjoys a surfing tradition recognizing local hero George Freeth as the first surfer in the United States. Nearby Hermosa Beach is not to be outdone. They have a statue commemorating a hero of their own, Tim Kelley. Huntington Beach claims that they are the mainland surfing capitol, though 500 surfing destinations along the California coast will beg to differ. The marketing ploy seems to expand like a wave.  If surfing is truly your game, you know that surfing is best where the waves are.

















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