Director Josh Landan works with producer Scott Stankey to craft one of the most revealing and compelling surfing stories ever told, offering a feature documentary delivered in a truly unique cinematic style.
"Flow" is narrated by Brandon Boyd (Incubus) with music from the bands Incubus, Bloc Party, Sparta, Pinback, and many others, including original music and score by Michael Einziger, Tim Curran, and Todd Hannigan.
"Flow" chronicles the last 31 years of surfing through a unique insider's perspective as to the dedication, devotion, and individual passion that has revolutionized modern surfing and its mostly misinterpreted lifestyle.
The story focuses on Channel Islands Surfboards founder and world-renowned surfboard craftsman Al Merrick and his special relationships with the team of world champion Channel Islands Team riders and arguably the two best and most influential surfers ever: Kelly Slater (7-time world champion) and Tom Curren (3-time world champion).
The film highlights Al's visionary approach that cultivated the Channel Islands Team rider's talent into 19 world titles, bringing you back to the early 1960s with the evolution of the shortboard and taking you on a journey up to the present day.
We relive those profound years that experienced a revolutionary leap forward in surfing design, performance, and image and weave through to the present, where you experience firsthand what it takes to be a part of the most progressive surfing team in the world.
"Flow" reveals the core, revolutionary changes that resulted in the worldwide recognition of modern surfing.
It is not just a surf film with beautiful imagery and a loose story structure but rather a heart-felt, soulful perspective on one man's influence on a bevy of talented individuals.
This film will not only illustrate the revolution of modern surfing, but it will inspire people who are completely distanced from the sport.