Surfwise, a film by Doug Pray 


“Health, more than the mere absence of disease, is the presence of a superior state of well being. A pizzazz. A vitatily that has to be woked for each and every day of your life.” – Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz

I think this quote by Doc is the thread to this entire film, the story of the Paskowitz family. I give this film a standing ovation. While weaving together this beautiful, yet at times tumultuous story, Pray caputred the heartbeat of each individual family member. 

Doc, as he instilled in his children, taught the viewer the importance of living a healthy and balanced life. Pray facilitated this lesson through briliant archival footage mixed with present day interviews. 

If you aren’t familiar with the story, as I wasn’t before watching, I don’t want to give anything away. It is a must see and a truly special film. 

“It’s easier to die when you have lived, than it is to die when you haven’t. So I say to all young people, go make memories, beautiful memories. When the time comes for you go, you will not go alone.”

– Doc Paskowitz