Thursday, October 23, 2008

DVD about surfer with Asperger's now available

From Surfersvillage Global Surf News:

Huntington Beach, Calif. -- Quiksilver is pleased to announce "Clay Marzo: Just Add Water" is now for sale on, at specialty surf shops, and at the more than 100 Quiksilver retail stores around the United States. "Just Add Water" is an epic film that dives beneath the surface of one of the most gifted and creative surfers in the world; 19 year-old Clay Marzo.

The film provides a never-before-seen look at Clay's mind-blowing skills in the water and the challenges he faces on land as a result of Asperger's Syndrome. The DVD costs $29.95 and includes fresh tracks from Cornelius, Pinback, Chromeo, The Beastie Boys, Sea Wolf, MGMT &The Vines, among others. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit Surfer's Healing, a Foundation for Autism.

Like other kids growing up on the island of Maui, Clay lived in the waves. Clay's pure love of the ocean along with his natural talent allowed him to excel to new heights, pushing the limits again and again. A member of Quiksilver's elite Young Guns crew, his spontaneous, unpredictable and creative style has earned him three NSSA National surfing titles.

His role in "Just Add Water" won him Best Male Performance at the 2008 SURFER Magazine Poll and Video Awards. Sometimes a puzzle to those around him, Clay was only recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The realities of life as an elite pro surfer -constant travel and media demands - are not easy for Clay, but he continues bravely taking on these challenges.

Three-time ASP World Champion Andy Irons calls him, "hands down, the best 19 year-old surfer in the world," while nine-time world champ Kelly Slater goes even farther saying, "He knows things I don't know about surfing."

For more information on the film and to view the trailer, visit