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Addicted to Joy is a movie about the art and craftsmanship of surfing, and how this pursuit can bring joy and satisfaction to those who practice it. The film explores the technical aspects of surfing, such as board design and shaping, and how these elements affect the surfing experience. It also highlights the culture and community of surfing and how it can bring people together around a shared passion.

Here's the trailer

Addicted to Joy Official Trailer
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Written and Directed by

Richard Newman.

Produced by

Richard Newman and Bill Eddy



Addicted to Joy: Surfing’s Brilliant Cultural Ride

A passionate and unique doco about surfing’s history, boardmakers and men/women that kept the stoke-flame burning over time.

"Addicted to Joy"- Wins the prestigious 'Award of Excellence,' from The Impact DOCS Awards Competition. The award was given for the rich and inspiring documentary film that chronicles Surfing & Surf Culture's Colorful Heritage... 

Impact Docs, March 2022

"If it's a deeper understanding of surfing and its profound roots and culture you're after, Addicted To Joy cuts right to the heart of what it's all about. For those that love and treasure the craftsmen and legends that have helped create this incredible lifestyle, you're not going to want to miss this tender film."

Jake Howard


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