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Ocean Monk (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Short, Sport
Chronicles the inner and outer search of a group of monks who make their home in New York City.


Sanjay Rawal




Credited cast:
Bipin Larkin Bipin Larkin ... Self
Nirvik Bill Coleman Nirvik Bill Coleman ... Self
Rupantar LaRusso Rupantar LaRusso ... Self
Bhima Hogan Bhima Hogan ... Self
Ashrita Furman Ashrita Furman ... Ashrita
Sri Chinmoy Sri Chinmoy ... Self
Kelly Slater ... Self
Jack Johnson ... Self
Titus Kinimaka ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nelson Mandela ... Self (archive footage)
Sanjay Rawal ... Sanjay Rawal


Surf Monk chronicles the inner and outer search of a group of monks who make their home in New York City. Students of the late Indian teacher, Sri Chinmoy who lived in Queens for over 40 years, this band of friends discovered the beauty and power of the nearby surfing beaches and incorporated their love for the ocean into their search for enlightenment. Surf Monk explores the ideals which drive their life as well as the pounding winter surf which sustains them. Written by Anonymous

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Won Best Short Doc (online) at the 2010 St. Louis International Film Festival and a 2010 Best of Fest Award. See more »


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Written by Sigur Rós
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Great alternative surf movie
8 March 2013 | by grahak777See all my reviews

Classic movie for all surfers out there who do it tough searching for waves. It also has a nice spiritual side to it which most surfers can identify with. The short film is set in New York City and the nearby ocean vista.

The movie looks at monks who surf, they are students of the late Spiritual leader Sri Chinmoy and it looks at there forthcoming relationship with the ocean and meditation. It has been on at heaps of surf festivals which shows how good it is. First time director Sanjay Rawal had his next big project on at Tribecca so he has some talent to scenically capture moments on film.

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