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El Niño Effect

While El Niño wreaked havoc on much of California, it created a winter playground for surfers of all types.

This documentary will showcase up-in-coming California bands and local surfers, charging the 2015-16 El Niño swells up and down the Golden State.

This is not a big-wave surf documentary, rather a surf film about everyday local surfers making the most of El Niño’s conditions, on shortboards, longboards, stand-up paddle boards, kite boards, body boards, rafts and even kayaks.

  • Brian Milne
  • Brian Milne
  • Brian Milne
  • Brian Milne
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  • All music in the film is original and used with permission from: The Olés, The Spaces Between, Carbon City Lights, Sun Daes, No Flow, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, The Earthtones, The Jesus Ship, DJ Underbelly, Weapons of Mass Creation.
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 24 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Brian Milne

Brian Milne is an adventurer and AP award winning outdoors writer. His first film, The El Niño Effect, was released in Sept. 2016. Learn more about the film and follow his outdoor adventures at ChasingSurf.com.

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