The Present – Thomas Campbell’s New Surf Film – Premieres this Weekend

The Present – Thomas Campbell’s New Surf Film – Premieres this Weekend

Mar 3, 2009 March 3, 2009

Devon Howard has been busy getting ready for the world premiere of The Present, one of the films we featured in the new Tin Shed:

Hey Everyone. Thomas Campbell's new surf film is coming to town this weekend. Please forward this to anyone in SD and Orange County you think might enjoy a nice evening with a little live music by Mattson Two and some great surfing on La Paloma's big screen. Best, Devon

*World Premiere*
The Present – A Surfing Film by Thomas Campbell
March 6 & 7, 2009
Two shows each night: 7 and 9 pm

La Paloma Theatre
471 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA
Musical guests: Mattson Two & Ray Barbee
Presale tickets available at Patagonia Cardiff

After the premiere, Thomas Campbell and the Mattson Two will hit the road for a 30-city film tour. Campbell hopes to help keep alive the dying tradition of surfers gathering at a local theater to view a new independent surf film. Tour dates and online ticket sales at

Hit the jump for a taste of jazz from the Mattson Two and a few more nuggets.

[Video by local slider and photographer The_Present_evan_hecox_1
Art by Evan Hecox


Art by The_present_nat_russell_1

Update: Here's another beauty by Nat Russell

Have to say, I'm really excited to see The Present as Sprout is one of my favorite modern-day surf films. Hope to see some of you at the Ventura and Santa Barbara screenings.

[With thanks to Devon, Kyle and Ryan for the goods.]