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Gallery: The Blast Units Of Quik’s HB “Repeater” Premiere

Heavyweights, honeys and a house full of surf enthusiasm.

elsewhere // Jul 31, 2023
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Golden Hour, salty air, Mike Trout Angel’s jersey, and a surf film. This is Huntington Beach in July.

On Friday night many beer-thirsty, pizza-hungry, and swell-starved surf fans descended on The International Surfing Museum on Main Street for Quiksilver’s premiere of “Repeater”.

You can watch the entire film here.

When I arrived at the event, a live DJ was lulling the crowd into a swaying pulse as people chatted each other up (networking vibes) and awaited the start of the film.

Pacific kept beers in hands and a local pizza joint endowed each attendee with some complimentary slices.

Most of the film’s stars were there — Griffin, Rolo, Al Cleland, Kael, Wade etc.

Mikey just had a baby so… amiss.

When the film did get underway and Kael did his foot-free flip, the crowd erupted. You heard beer cans crunch, feet shuffle, and hooting from the cheap seats. It was the kind of grungy camaraderie that represents surf culture at its most primordial.

Here are 4 personal snapshots, plus some proper high-res imagery courtesy of EJ Leica.

Kael — a millisecond away from an erupting crowd.
Merch table.
Pre-movie banter.
The board raffle. All the film’s starts gave away a board — including Rolo’s snapped, and then repaired, handshape.
Full house
West side, innit
2%, Wade and some 5% Pacificos
Oh, you’re that guy in the movie?
Heavyweight Quik mob
Sip some refreshments why don’t you
Get that bloke on the right a beer
Where to now?
All good things come to an end


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