Nine children. Two parents. One 24-foot camper. Sounds like some kind of reality show challenge, doesn't it? For the Paskowitz kids in the 1960s, it was just called "childhood," and the upcoming documentary Surfwise follows up with the kids — now adults — and their innovative parents. Their father is Dr. Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz who raised his nine children in a camper, traveling from one beautiful surfing locale to another. According to the description in the press email, the kids "surfed every day of their lives, and were forced to adhere to a strict diet and lifestyle of animals in the wild, by their passionate and demanding, health-conscious father."
The movie, opening May 9, looks like a fascinating peek into the unusual way these children were raised. To check out the trailer,
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