Somewhere Near Tapachula
New York Surf Film Festival
One of the many excellent films showing at the New York Surf Film Festival this year is a film called Somewhere Near Tapachula, and just aired today (September 26, 2010). I was super stoked to find that a drawing that I drew last year had also made it into a few posts written about the film… Read on to find out more about this amazing group of people building up a vibrant surf community in Mexico.
“Somewhere Near Tapachula, by Jonno Durrant and Stefan Hunt: 54 Mexican kids, 37 surfboards, 2 Australian parents, 1 inspiring surf story! Pam and Alan Skuse left their family and their comfortable lives in Australia to volunteer at a Mexican orphanage for one year. They accidentally founded Mission Mexico and are still there ten years later. Five years ago they started teaching children to surf in the deserted world-class local waves. Now the kids rip and the joy of the sport helps them heal from their unimaginable pasts.” via NYSFF.com
Find out More About ‘Somewhere Near Tapachula’
- Somewhere Near Tapachula – New York Surf Film Festival
- Somewhere Near Tapachula has just been selected.. – GOODCHEER
- New York Surf Film Festival Begins – ESPN Surfing News