TO BE FRANK

About the Film

Adventure | 11 MIN | US

To Be Frank explores authenticity and community in surfing via Frank Paine, a 73-year-old South Bay icon and humble local legend whose life orbits around a two-block stretch of beach. His unforgettable mustache and magnetic spirit are what most first notice, but Paine’s deeper layers expose a depth that might answer some questions that surfers continually ask themselves. Surfing, which for some becomes lost in isolation, is made whole again with Paine — welcoming, inspiring, kind and committed, with an unwavering passion centered on and springing from Hermosa Beach’s beloved shores.


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