Beyond ‘Point Break’

Posted July 6, 2016 by The Argonaut in This Week

Pop-up art show hosts rare surf art and a cult classic Q&A

Surf instructor John Philbin played Nathaniel in the original “Point Break”

Surf instructor John Philbin played Nathaniel in the original “Point Break”

Surf’s up in Santa Monica this week for an epic Q&A.

As part of The Art of Surf pop-up art show, cast members from the 1991 cult classic “Point Break” and the long-running Hollywood parody show “Point Break Live” gather on Friday for a star-studded talk moderated by Lisa Niemi Swayze.

Surf film star BoJesse Christopher, who played Patrick Swayze’s reckless younger brother in the original “Point Break” directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and celebrity surf instructor John Philbin, who played Nathaniel in “Point Break” and Turtle in “North Shore,” are also on the panel.

A special surfboard exhibition features Patrick Swayze’s surfboard from the film and the surfboard that was recovered from the unsuccessful 1978 attempt to rescue surf legend Eddie Aikau.

Original art pieces by various artists, including a rare painted surfboard by cartoonist Rick Griffin, are also on display and for sale.

A portion of proceeds from The Art of Surf benefits ONE Recovery, a nonprofit that provides struggling teens and their parents with art-infused events and support groups.

— Christina Campodonico

The Art of Surf Q&A happens from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8, at The ONE Pop-Up Gallery, 1431 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Free. Visit for more info.

One Comment

    shawn oshea

    Sounds fun! There is a great surf museum in Huntington Beach that now features Eddie’s life, history of surfing and has a great, staff, especially Terry O. on Wed. A definite must see!!!

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