Surfers Blood


Renowned filmmaker Patrick Trefz explores the essence of the sport we love by profiling those who inspire him.

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Surfers Blood features a cast of unique individuals including Thomas, free surfers Kepa Acero and boat builder Patxi Oliden from the Basque Coast, avant-garde curator Richard Kenvin, 3 time Mavericks big wave champ Darryl 'Flea' Virostko and legendary Shawn 'Barney' Barron from Santa Cruz.

From Basque Country to Silicon Valley, these unique individuals are united by a deep connection to the sea.

"I search for ways to portray different passions for the sea, and different appreciations for the sport and art of surfing" says Patrick Trefz, the widely acclaimed director of feature length documentary films including Surfers Blood, Thread and Idiosyncrasies.

The world premiere of Surfers Blood was at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. US premier was in Santa Cruz, California at the Rio Theater.