Hand drawn Bella Vita art by Chris Del Moro.
Bella Vita is the newest surf journey movie from director Jason Baffa. Born of mistral winds and witness to the birth of Western Civilization, the waves of the Italian coast have carried merchants, fishermen, travelers and kings. Preserved like a Roman ruin, the surf of the Italian coast now carries surfer, artist, and environmentalist Chris Del Moro on a pilgrimage back to his ancestral homeland to explore a culture where old-world-convention and traditional craftsmanship have matured into a modern surf lifestyle and destination.
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -Andre Gide
Filmmaker Jason Baffa [One California Day
, Singlefin: Yellow
] chronicles Chris and his friends Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lyndsey Hill, Conner & Parker Coffin and Italian stand-outs Alessandro Ponzanell and Leonardo Fioravanti in Bella Vita
, as they explore the burgeoning new surf culture blossoming among the Mediterranean's oldest and cherished traditions.
The word Surfari comes to mind.
A visual epic captured in stunning 35mm, Bella Vita is an intimate and powerful journey of self-discovery, seeped in culture, tradition, and passion- where family comes first. Check the trailer for Bella Vita below and grab yourself a copy here