Surfwise ~ the story of one 11-member family who left behind their old world to become surf nomads

Doug Pray has a film coming out in May called "Surfwise."  It’s about Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz and the 10 other members of his family who set out on an off-the-grid odyssey in a 24-foot camper.  Here’s one [movie] trailer:


Here’s another trailer at Apple.  Part of the documentary’s description from that site reads: "Like many American outsider-adventurers, Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz set out to realize a utopian dream. Abandoning a successful medical practice, he sought self-fulfillment by taking up the nomadic life of a surfer. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24 foot camper."

You can read more about the family’s surf camp and about Doc’s book Surfing and Health.  The family’s philosophy shines through on these pages.

Jen at Casual Slack brought this to my attention.  Thanks for the post, Jen.

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Posted on March 14, 2008
Filed Under Film, Society, Surfing, Utopia | Leave a Comment


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