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4.10.15

Movie

Fisherman’s Son, Chilean Hero

Ramon Navarro's biopic is a thing of beauty

If the opening few minutes of The Fisherman’s Son are any indication, Ramon Navarro is the son of a very good fisherman. The film starts with Ramon’s dad, Jano, walking around a beach, a few enormous fish slung casually over his shoulders. Soon those fish are carved up and roasted over open flames, while charming old

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3.3.15

Books

Richard Kenvin’s “Surf Craft”

Celebrating the art, craftsmanship, and history of surfboards

SURF CRAFT By Richard Kenvin $29.95 at The MIT Press Until just a few weeks ago, San Diego’s Mingei International Museum featured an exhibition charting the art and history of surfboards, curated by bespectacled hydrodynamics enthusiast Richard Kenvin. The collection was breathtaking, and included early twentieth century bellyboards from around the world, plenty of Bob

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1.30.15

Movie

After Cluster

What Kai Neville’s latest offering tells us about the state of the surf movie

From Jack Freestone making an unmakeable backside air to Noa Deane’s kamikaze punts, the surfing in Cluster is undeniably good. Of course these surfers reside comfortably in the top 1 percent of the top 1 percent. But it’s impossible to watch Cluster without wondering at some point, “Where was John John when all this was happening? Or Gabriel? Or Filipe? Or Jordy? Or Kolohe?”

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10.16.14

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Attractive Distractions

Albee Layer and the Maui boys throw down one of the year's best surf films

Albee Layer’s new film seemed to have come out of nowhere, but upon its arrival it instantly solidified the Maui crew as one of the most diverse group of shredders on the planet. If you take healthy doses of travel, soundtrack, and production, and add them to an unhealthy dose of insanity from some of

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9.3.14

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GNC Vol. 3: Most Classic

In Get-N Classic Vol. 3, the Vans team ticks all the boxes

Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie, the directorial team behind such, uh, classics as Get-N Classic and Get-N Classic Vol. 2, now bring you Get-N Classic Vol. 3, and it will make you shout at the screen more than any surf movie has in a long time.

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8.13.14

Movie

Strange Rumblings Review

With great waves and a talented cast, Joe G paints a convincing image of Shangri La

Over the last decade, Joe Guglielmino (that’s what the “G” stands for) has consistently proven himself surfing’s most imaginative filmmaker. From the cheeky sci-fi narrative of Secret Machine, to the beautiful doomsday sessions of Year Zero, Joe G has a knack for elevating his work above “surf porn” into the realm of legitimate art. And in an era where practically every 2-minute web clip pretends to be art, Joe G’s flicks stand apart now more than ever.

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8.6.14

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Stephanie In The Water

A look at Steph Gilmore's new biopic

It’s this narrative—one of a meteoric rise and overcoming tragedy—that sets the tone Steph Gilmore’s biopic film, Stephanie in the Water. Years in the making, the film chronicles the tribulations and triumphs of a young phenom. From her unyielding competitive drive, to coming of age and the thrill of winning a world title, to her subsequent attack and her return to form, it’s all cleanly packaged in this film.

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7.24.14

Reviews

Drone Surf Selfies

Meet the Airdog, a drone that allows you to film your next session without a pilot

Just as we were getting used to drones being a major tool in surfing, an aerospace startup company changes the game. Keep an eye out for the release of a new drone that has the potential to reshape the way we view our lineups. The product, known as the Airdog, is a version of a

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3.18.14

Books

The Rise of Superman

New book looks into the science of "flow" and sports progression

Have you ever wondered why it took nearly a half century of surfing—from the sport's Duke-led resurgence to Da Bull's charging in 1957—for people to work up the courage to ride Waimea, but now it seems that big-wave barriers are broken down each winter? If so, then The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Performance is here to answer your questions.

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2.14.14

Reviews

“Bella Vita” Shows Italy’s Best

Italian surf film stars Chris Del Moro, costars the Italian food scene

Italy is absolutely holding. Soul-stirring wine. Incredible food. Beautiful land. Equally beautiful people. Wonderful cars. Masterful artisans. And for the patient, there are even a few waves in Italy. Just ask Chris del Moro.

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