Making their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves, Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, CA. It begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey, but quickly becomes an examination of the relationship between freedom and alienation. The people they meet along the way all have complicated relationships to our society where native connections to the land have been severed and marketing forces incessantly chip away at basic feelings of contentment. Consulting bums, panhandling, selling sage, and collecting cans they learn through sobering personal stories that while the ocean can dull the pain, it can result in loneliness and limit their likelihood of building strong human relationships.
“It’s an ingenious film that seamlessly elicits both laughter and stirring emotions… really fresh.” - Ryan Thomas
“Great flick guys. Nice touch selling oranges and white sage in the lobby!” - Jeff Johnson
“Huge heart, epic cast, gorgeous cinematography, amazing message beyond, beyond. Awesome! No spare seat either!” - Carol Agriesti
“Good surfing, good fun, good message. You are an inspiration for all of our groms. Well done, gents!” - Jan Kaufman
“Great show, movie was super funny, along with fantastic surfing!! “ - Mike Steele
'Stoked and Broke is a refreshing breath of crisp, early-morning air. The film has a perfect mix of humor, adventure, creativity, honesty and uniquely incredible surfing.' – Dave Allee
“It was really nice to see such a real and organic surf film, especially one that highlighted all of the treasurers to be found in our own backyard…I really loved that the film explored some of the key topics that are so central in the lives of those of us that are surf obsessed. You guys were able to really show both sides of the coin and help to present the idea of staying fully stoked on surfing and yet maintaining some balance in the other areas of your life as well. Again, thanks for putting together such a great film for all of us to enjoy.” – Ryon Terry