Out of Place is an insider’s perspective of the small, underground community of surfers in Cleveland, Ohio. Theirs is a life of shared dedication for the water and to waves that rarely come. In the backdrop is a Great Lakes city trying to recover from a legacy of lost industry, lost jobs and a river polluted enough to catch on fire. Still they persist in this unlikely corner of the universe under harsh weather and gray skies. For them, the golden era of surfing is right now. And it’s happening on Lake Erie, five hundred miles from the nearest ocean. The film premiered at the New York Surf Film Festival, winning the Viewers Choice Award for Best Film.