Dir. Chris Malloy, 2004
An insightful film on the inner workings of some of today's most talented surfers. The surfing is match by both the storyline and the cinematography.
Take two weeks, a handful of pro surfers and a farmhouse in Australia and what do you get? Shelter.
With a grainy color soaked style and a musical yet insightful flow to the flick Shelter falls into the Woodshed style. With glimpses into the personal lives of some, and the story of Britt Caillouette, Shelter makes the pros seem more human, more real. By sharing experiences from their lives and showing how surfing has always been there for them this movie has a somber undertone to it despite the action that you see.
This is not your typical high energy, high action surf film, it dives deeper into what surfing truly means to those who are sliding on screen.
Shelter is a great movie to watch with some friends on a hot summer night after a good surf and of course drinking a couple cold ones.
Bonus: The DVD comes with a CD soundtrack making long drives and dawn patrols a little more palatable.
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