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Felicity Palmateer to Release Nude Surf Film

A nude film is a bold statement, but a nude surfing film? That’s even more audacious and exactly what professional surfer Felicity Palmateer has in the works to release this December. The film entitled Skin Deep has been a project of hers for the past three years and was shot in Fiji, Hawaii, and all throughout Australia. Palmateer, who is also an artist, is simply referring to the four-minute film as an “art project.” The surfer is aware that it will cause a stir, positive or negative, and is ready to embrace it. 

The surfer has released a short teaser of the project:


Despite your feelings surrounding nudity, Palmateer isn’t the first athlete to embrace the bare human form within the sphere of action sports. There’s no forgetting that iconic scene from Valhalla, in which dozens of skiers charged au naturel through untracked snow, and not to mention there’s ESPN’s Body Issue, dedicated to celebrating the athletic form. A few familiar faces, Gus Kenworthy, Jesse Diggins, Elena Hight, Kelly Slater, and Maya Gabeira are just a few who have proudly bared it all in the annual edition of the magazine. Love or hate the concept, Palmateer argues that if it provokes a discussion, then it’s done its job.

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