G. Love Talks About His Surfing Film, 'Grey Whale Sessions'
On Thursday, surf documentary Grey Whale Sessions, featuring surfers Keith Malloy, Tyler Warre, Chris Christenson and Garrett "G. Love" Dutton is premiering at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.
The film follows the quartet and documents a five-day road trip to Baja, Mexico, where all they did was surf, drink good beer, play guitar around a campfire and go fishing (for Humboldt squid!). The Grey Whale is actually a grey Volvo station wagon that they used to go off the grid.
G. Love wrote the soundtrack specifically for the film, and most of it was recorded while sitting on the beach or sitting around the campfire. He'd had an idea for some of the songs he was going to use in the film prior to the trip: "I imagined the vibe in Mexico, and what kind of tunes would be appealing on the beach, while the sun was hot. I wanted the grooves to be pretty laid back, and I wanted the songs to complement the footage of the surfers."
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