“I think this is the most beautiful place in the world,” Ian Glover admits in a new short biopic by filmmaker Perry Gershkow. A Bay Area native, Glover couldn’t imagine living any place else. As the head of Big Dog Surf Camp, he thrives on getting to share the illustrious healing powers of the ocean with kids, especially with kids who need it.

Glover, 39, is no stranger to hard times himself. He lost his mom to cancer at 12 years old and his dad, at times, was homeless. He has found solace in the ocean and various other outdoor activities in the Bay Area. So, his goal in life has been to share that with as many people as he can, hoping to change peoples’ lives for the better.

And that isn’t all Glover does in the short film “Glory Ride.” He even has his friends Jay Nelson and Ian Ross help him rebuild one of the surf camp vans into a liveable space for two homeless people that he met. They build the van out and gift it to its new owners, who offer much gratitude.

All-in-all, Glover is one of those human beings we can all admire. It’s people like him that make this world a better place.

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