The Wave I Ride – Exclusive Screening Schedule


Big Wave Surfer Paige Alms and Director Devyn Bisson Head Out On the Road To Inspire Audiences With Their Documentary; Screenings In San Diego (6/10), San Francisco (6/15), Santa Cruz (6/16) and Portland (6/22)

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 7, 2016 – Don’t miss your chance to catch The Wave I Ride on the big screen, and meet the inspiring women behind the film, when director Devyn Bisson and female big wave pioneer (and star of the documentary) Paige Alms head “Up The Coast” to screen the film in San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Portland from June 10 to June 22. Door times vary, but all showings will begin at 7:30 pm with a Q&A with Paige and Devyn immediately following.

“We’ve struggled to ever get any support from the surf industry, and it’s always been pretty defeating, but when Paige and I go into a screening, whether it’s San Diego or London, the response is insane,” says Bisson. “People literally come up to us and thank us for making this film, and that’s when I finally get to remind myself that it was all worth it. It was so necessary. We needed this film. Our audience needed it, not the industry.”

The screenings, made possible thanks to support from Patagonia and Proof Lab, will take place in the following locations:

June 10 – San Diego – La Paloma Theatre (471 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas)
Purchase advance tickets here.
Pre-party 6 pm at Patagonia (2185 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff)
June 15 – San Francisco – Proof Lab (244 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley)
Free and open to the public, including a set by Ellie Mae & The Ricochet’s.
June 16 – Santa Cruz – Patagonia Store (415 River St, Santa Cruz)
Free and open to the public, including a set by Ellie Mae & The Ricochet’s.
June 22 – Portland – Patagonia Store (907 NW Irving St, Portland)
Free and open to the public.

The Wave I Ride: The Paige Alms Story is a 70-minute documentary chronicling a year in the life of Alms. The first full-length film from award-winning filmmaker Devyn Bisson, The Wave I Ride pulls the curtain back on the plight of women in the male dominated sport of big wave surfing. The resulting tale is as much eye opening as it is motivational, regardless if you’re a man, woman, girl, boy, surfer or not.

The Wave I Ride is available exclusively digitally on all major on demand platforms, including Amazon Instant Video, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Google Play, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Store, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Vudu and Xbox Video.

To learn more, visit: www.thewaveiride.com. Follow along on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thewaveiride, Twitter: @TheWaveIRide, Instagram: @thewaveiride and start the conversation with #TheWaveIRide

The Wave I Ride was made possible by: SOS Shapes, Hali’i by Harriet, Dakine, GoPro, Kill Cliff, Pakaloha Bikinis, Patagonia, Salt Gypsy, Sanuk, World Surf League and Xcel.

About Paige Alms
Paige Alms grew up on the island of Maui, where the spirit of Aloha was planted in her heart. The water quickly became a part of her everyday life, taking up the sport of surfing at age nine. With Paige’s fearlessness and perseverance, along with one of the world’s best big-wave surf spots in her backyard, it was inevitable that she’d begin to conquer these monsters.

Today, at age 27, Paige has become Maui’s big-wave ambassador, living her humble life dedicated to her passion. In 2015, Paige became the first woman to get barreled at Jaws for which she won the Women’s Overall Performance honor at the WSL Big Wave Awards and an ESPY nomination. Alongside her incredible accomplishments, Paige leads her life with a shining heart, smile, and spirit, one we were grateful for the opportunity to document.

About Devyn Bisson
Devyn Bisson is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker, and the chief storyteller at Hues of Blue Stories. Her debut feature film, The Wave I Ride explores the raw human experience, igniting audience members to look within their own story. Diving deeper is a theme of Bisson’s artistic expression she believes her lifeguarding career brought into her craft. Bisson says, “Whether it’s physically aiding those in immediate danger or inspiring people to courageously live their most authentic life, there is no difference.” www.huesofblue.com

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