Dear & Yonder

Tiffany Campbell, Andria Lessler | 2009 | 33 min.

2011 Official Selection

Dear and Yonder is a portal into the lives of women who inspire through their connections with the sea. Their explorations take us around the world and just around the corner to document women of all ages, crafts, and styles. Dear and Yonder spreads its roots deeper than the typical surf movie into new soils that cultivate knowledge of place, a sense of history, and encourage sustainable practices. These themes are explored through the stories and insights of expert water women. Bodysurfer and geophysicist Judith Sheridan fearlessly charges the brutal surf of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Far out to sea, Captain Liz Clark demonstrates her commitment to surfing and the environment by utilizing wind power to sail the world in search of the best waves. In the spirit of craft and innovation, Ashley Lloyd designs, shapes and surfs a board utilizing a soy based Biofoam blank and Belinda Baggs sews her own boardshorts from vintage fabrics between sessions at Noosa Heads. This dynamic cast of women are featured not only for their skills in the water, but also for their positive relations with the natural world, each other and themselves.