Wax On, Wax Off: "Echo Beach" Film Screening
Echo Beach tells the story of the Newport Beach surf scene in the eighties.
Echo Beach tells the story of the Newport Beach surf scene in the eighties.Originally a reference to the steep, fast breaks between 52nd and 54th Streets, the name "Echo Beach" came to signify an entire era of Southern California surf culture. A group of innovative, extra-rebellious local surfers rose to global prominence not only for their new level of athleticism in the sport of surfing, but also for their (then) whacked-out contributions to style, fashion, business, culture and the arts. Neon colors, new styles, and a general loudness pervaded the Echo Beach scene, along with the usual cornucopia of drugs, girls and parties that always abounds in any surf scene worth its salt.
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