”When you meet Bruce at the beach in J-bay he is usually always smiling and saying funny things, often cheering his trademark “AHOY”. The existing Bruce Gold edits on youtube also only show that side of him. I wanted to also show another and more private and vulnerable side of Bruce. It was my friend Kristian Breivik´s idea to make a portrait-documentary about Bruce Gold. Kristian is the man behind Frost surfboards and Lofoten surfsenter. Kristian used to live in J-bay for many years and is an old friend of Bruce. Kristian called me in February and asked me if I wanted to go to J-bay to make a film about Bruce Gold. The next week we where on the plane.”
Bruce Gold is the ultimate surfing hippie. He has dedicated his life to surf the best waves in the world. He quit his job in his early twenties and moved to Jeffreys Bay. He is now 69 years old and still going strong.
Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Editor: Anders Melchior
Co-producer and idea: Kristian Breivik
Water cinematography: Kristian Breivik, Keith Engelbrech and Anders Melchior
Archival footage: Bruce Gold, Pretoria film school, Koffie Jacobs and Mike Van Vuuren
Music: Halasan Bazar: "Below your deepest expectations", "Mountaintops"
Financed by Lofoten Surfsenter :