The pair don't only screen surfing, but most of their movies come from new action sports filmmakers looking to get their films shown in theaters. It's tough for a new director to get his action sports feature in front of an audience, especially with the whole genre being relegated to DVDs and videos.
Dave and Leslie provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to screen their movies at four theaters in Southern California, including the old Mann Pierside Cinema near Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. And don't think this is any ballet experience ? the Carlos' love it when audiences hoot, holler and yell at the screen as up-and-comers shred some of the most brutal left and rights ever filmed.
10. Robert August
Favorite surf spot: Witch's Rock, Costa Rica
Influenced by: Surfing father Blackie August
He's one of the most famous longboarders in the world, but it was almost not meant to be.