The Byron Bay Surf Festival brings a whole bunch of awesome people to town every year. This year the opening ceremony hosted the Australian premier of Crystal Thornburg-Homcy & Dave Homcy’s documentary film, Beyond The Surface.
The film takes us to India where we meet Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer. Along for the slide are surfers Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. “With unshakable determination for a better world they traveled through Southern India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the Planet.” If you didn’t catch it on the opening night, it will be releasing online very soon, so keep your eyes out for it. Its a magical film shot on real film which just adds to the beauty of it. I recommend searching this little gem out.
Crystal, Dave, Ishita and her partner Tushar made the trip out to Byron for the premier and while they were here, we got together with Lauren Hill and caught a few sunny Byron slides.