Forever Boogies involves some great surf, some great beaches, and some great men doing everything they can to make a better world.
Forever Boogies is an eclectic and diverse group comprised of an EMT, a barber, a nautical specialist, a world-class athlete, a municipal worker, two (amateur) nutritionists, and a daredevil. All are men who are doing whatever it takes to keep the beaches clean. Be it by farming and replanting corals, or by teaching surfing and other water sports and skate boarding to children, they help bring structure to the lives of young people. They are creating a group of well balanced young adults that promote health, both in people and environment.
This is a group of men who take time out from work, to help encourage up and coming athletes by either gifting them with a photo-portfolio for athletic promotional purposes, or by training and teaching those interested free or at a low cost. These are men who promote healthy eating to sustain your body for longevity – these are the men who inspired me to keep going. They also inspired me to reach out to The Good Men Project to see if they were interested in streaming Forever Boogies, a documentary that falls so perfectly into their content.
Alex, Galdo, William, ‘Macaco’, ‘Inka’, Ricardo, Guillermín, Eddie, and Eliezer are Forever Boogies and they don’t deny it. They go to the beach almost every morning to ride the waves on their boogies, and they have been doing so for decades. It was their positivity, even during the most challenging time, that drove me to continue working on this film.
Although I began this project to be premiered at the International Film Festival in Rincón, which will be held in April 2015, The Good Men Project YouTube Channel, or GMPTV, will premiere it and even do a Live Chat with the boys – to which they’re all excited about. That makes me happy. These men shouldn’t wait very long to share their stories. Their work has gone unnoticed for too long – it’s time that people see the good they’re doing.
Also, I want to share with the world the beautiful beaches we’re trying to conserve, because that is a huge part of our lives.