After 20 years of silence, former state champion surfer David Wakefield feels ready to reveal a secret that could turn his life upside down. He is gay.
At the same time, on the other side of the workd, Thomas Castets is setting up the world’s first online community for gay surfers. The two meet and decide to march at the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras parade. After mixed reactions from friends and family, David quits his job, packs up his house and joins Thomas on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing.
Out in the Line-Up follows David and Thomas from the east coast of Australia to Hawaii, California, Mexico and the Galapagos Islands as they meet and surf with people from all corners of the surfing community: from 3 time world long-board champion Cori Schumacher, big wave rider Keala Kennelly and former pro surfer Matt Branson, to everyday surfers, gay and straight. Throughout their travels, David and Thomas hear stories of of fear, self-doubt, isolation and exclusion, but are also inspired by stories of hope, self-empowerment and transformation. David and Thomas hope to create change in surf culture by reconnecting with surfing's grassroots values of freedom of spirit and love for the ocean.
This multi award winning documentary (Best Documentary -Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival, Best Surf Film - International Byron Bay Festival, Best Action Sports Film - Newport Beach International Film Festival, Best Film - San Diego Surf-Film Festival), also features interviews with world champion Tom Carroll and surfing personalities Matt Hoy, Nell Schofield, Jesse Polock and Simon Anderson.
Time: 70 minutes
DVD Release Date : 2014
Presentation: Colour, PAL, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
DVD Extras: None
Directed & Produced by: Ian W Thomson, Thomas Castets