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World Premiere of Taylor Steele’s New Surf Film to Benefit Surfrider Foundation

Paradise Point Resort & Spa will celebrate International Surfing Day with its first-ever paddle-in movie night featuring the world premiere of renowned surf film director Taylor Steele’s new motion picture, Here and Now.

Benefitting the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter, the BYO-Board event will be held on Wednesday, June 20 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the resort’s main pool.  Guests can view the feature movie, which begins at 8 p.m., from their boards or poolside.  Complimentary sips and snacks will be served with a suggested donation of $10 to the Surfrider Foundation.

Designed to coincide with International Surfing Day, a global celebration of surfing, the event also launches Paradise Point’s long-term commitment to support the local efforts of Surfrider in San Diego.

“Given our unique location, an island surrounded by water, organizing an event to help support the Surfrider Foundation was a natural step for Paradise Point,” said David Hall, general manager of Paradise Point Resort & Spa.  “In San Diego, where the beach and surf culture is so important to the vitality of the destination, Surfrider’s focus on protecting the beaches and oceans is in perfect alignment with who we are.”

Steele, a San Diego resident, sent film crews around the world to capture a day of surfing in 25 different locations during the same 24-hour period to produce Here and Now.  View the movie trailer here.

In addition to all of the proceeds from the paddle-in movie night, Paradise Point will also donate a $20 year-long membership to the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter for each person who participates in the resort’s Paradise Surf Academy. The hotel has already raised over $1,000 worth of memberships this year.

About Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.  Founded in 1984 by a group of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the organization now maintains 60,000 members and 100 chapters worldwide.  For more information on the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter go to or contact

 About International Surfing Day

Now in its eighth year, International Surfing Day unites surfers from around the world to celebrate of the sport of surfing.  What began in 2005 with a small handful of local observances in the United States has since exploded to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide.  In addition to catching some waves, surfers around the globe are encouraged take some time to give back to our oceans, waves and beaches. For additional information on International Surfing Day and event updates, visit

Media Contact:

Hilary Townsend
Townsend PR
(760) 333 - 3385

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