Beginning with the World Premiere at Sharkies Leagues Club on February 6, the JG Boards Holding On Premiere Tour will screen at 15 different locations around Australia.
Each screening will feature a Q & A session with the cast and crew, plus the chance to win a JG Board.
Tickets to the World Premiere at Sharkies Leagues Club are $30 and will feature a live performance from Antimata.
The remaining 14 screenings are only $20 and will be followed by official after parties, details of which will be released soon.
JG Boards Presents the Holding On 2016 Premiere Tour
Saturday, February 6: Sharkies Leagues Club, Cronulla
Wednesday, February 10: Arcadia Twin Cinemas, Ulladulla
Thursday, February 11: Hoyts, Warringah Mall
Friday, February 12: Avoca Beach Theatre, Avoca Beach
Saturday, February 13: Greater Union, Newcastle
Thursday, February 18: Majestic Cinema, Port Macquarie
Friday, February 19: Event Cinema, Coffs Harbour
Saturday, February 20: Pighouse Flicks, Byron Bay
Friday, February 26: Event Cinema, Coolangatta
Saturday, February 27: Event Cinema, Noosa
Thursday, March 3: The Backlot, Perth
Friday, March 4: Arts, Margaret River
Wednesday, March 9: Mercury Cinema, Adelaide
Thursday, March 10: Jam Factory, Melbourne
Friday, March 11: Peninsula Cinema, Sorrento
Tickets for all stops of the premiere tour can be found at Moshtix
Holding On is the incredible true story of a group of friends from Cronulla, who through their reckless, no-holds-barred approach to living life and riding waves changed the sport of bodyboarding forever.
In the late 80’s early 90’s, three friends Dave Ballard, Matt Percy and Nathan ‘Nugget’ Purcell started riding the notoriously dangerous waves of Cronulla on a new invention called the bodyboard. With their rebellious attitudes, tough family lives and lack of financial support, they were labelled by the media as the Skid Kids, a label that would also eventually be applied to Adam ‘Wingnut’ Smith, Mark Fordham and Christian ‘Rissole’ Rigucinni.
Through their unique and fearless approach to bodyboarding Shark Island, a wave previously deemed unrideable, not only were the Skid Kids gaining the respect they deserved from traditional surfers, but they were inadvertently spearheading the monumental rise in bodyboarding’s global appeal and popularity. Pro model boards, lucrative sponsorships and exotic overseas photo shoots were lavished on the Skid Kids and they were living the dream lifestyle of getting paid to do what they loved.
With no real guidance or path to follow, the Skid Kids lawless spirit and love for their chosen sport would see them on a rollercoaster ride of parties, big waves, competition successes and administration boycotts. Their wave-riding, revolutionary board design and creation of the iconic Shark Island Challenge competition generated a cult following and left an immeasurable impact on the sport of bodyboarding around the world.
A story of rebellion, Innovation & friendship, Holding On is the first ever feature-length documentary made on Bodyboarding. With over 30 interviews and a killer soundtrack supervised by Parkway Drive’s Winston McCall, Holding On is the raw story of a thrilling 90’s subculture that was as exciting as it was dangerous.