Surfing As Therapy

The short documentary Resurface, about a suicidal Iraq war veteran who finally finds peace-of-mind in surfing, debuts Friday, September 1, on Netflix.

The 27-minute film, which won a Special Jury Mention at the Tribeca Film Festival, profiles Bobby Lane, who, suffering from PTSD, was contemplating ending his life when he met Van Curaza, a former big wave surfer dedicated to helping veterans find solace on a surfboard. The documentary explores how such organizations as Curaza’s Operation Surf and the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation are helping veterans, backed “by a growing body of research illustrating the healing power of the ocean on the mind and body.”

Resurface was directed by Joshua Izenberg (Slomo) and Wynn Padula.

For more, visit Netflix.

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