The World Premiere of SUP movie, “Chasing Gold” occurred last Friday at the Lido Theater in Newport Beach. The film is up for movie of the year at the 2016 SUP Awards. Directed by Brent Deal, the movie follows the American team of the International Surfing Association’s World SUP and Paddleboard Championships in 2015. The American team included Starboard riders, Sean Poynter and Izzy Gomez.
As the trailer above shows, the documentary focuses on the pressure on Team USA to win after three years in a row of Australia dominating the competition. Watch the trailer above for more insight into the team’s minds as they fought to take the gold.
The competition took place in May of 2015 and featured women and men’s SUP racing, prone racing. and SUP surfing divisions. The 2016 Championship will be held this November in Fiji.
You might already know who won and if Team USA did indeed win the gold but since this article is about the movie, we won’t spoil it. The movie in full can be seen on Brent Deal’s Vimeo On Demand profile.