Jaimal Yogis is one of the Boldest Locals I know. Aside from being a diehard surfer, he's communed with UFO enthusiasts, explored SF's dank underground tunnels, swam to Alcatraz and back, and got some face time with a Great White. Oh and he's come to terms with his last name and embraced the yoga thing. All of these adventures make sense for a guy, who at age 16, bought a one-way ticket to Maui and ran away from home with only a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. He left to surf and travel, but he also left to find himself.
Jaimal chronicled his adventures in his bestselling coming-of-age memoir Saltwater Buddha, and now, he's bringing his story to the big screen. Or at least, he's hoping to with a little help from some friends. Kickstart Saltwater Buddha the film, and hopefully, you'll learn a lot more about Jaimal at a theater near you.