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TGR’s Todd Jones Talks About Truth and Healing in Andy Irons: Kissed By God

Finding a heavy truth and portraying it to a wide audience is something every documentary filmmaker aspires to, yet in reality, it’s something that is extremely difficult to pull off. In the case of Andy Irons, digging up that truth proved not only hard, but quite emotional for TGR co-directors Todd and Steve Jones over the 3-year project.

Todd Jones caught up with Swell Season Surf Radio to chat about what went into creating TGR’s latest project, revealing how gaining access to the Irons family and Andy’s closest friends helped everyone come to terms with Andy’s death. 

Get tickets to see Andy Irons: Kissed By God on May 31 only, TGR's latest film about bipolar disorder and opioid addiction as seen through the life of three-time world champion surfer Andy Irons.

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Jack Johnson, Steph Gilmore, and more Star in new Ocean Conservation Documentary
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Jack Johnson, Steph Gilmore, and more Star in new Ocean Conservation Documentary

Jack Johnson, Steph Gilmore, and more Star in new Ocean Conservation Documentary

A pile of 4,000 discarded cigarette butts is far from beautiful. But with a little ingenuity and alchemy industrial designer Taylor Lane is able to transform the garbage into something incredible: a surfboard. The Cigarette Surfboard is more than just a unique recycled board; it’s a platform for discussion. Each year 4.5 trillion cigarettes are littered into the ocean, releasing all kinds of toxic chemicals into our waterways. Yuck. RELATED: Protect Our Winters Athletes Sit Down With NBC

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Podcast: Exploring Racism in Surfing with Black Girls Surf and Dr. Cassie Comley
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Podcast: Exploring Racism in Surfing with Black Girls Surf and Dr. Cassie Comley

Podcast: Exploring Racism in Surfing with Black Girls Surf and Dr. Cassie Comley

In light of the Black Lives Matter protests happening throughout the country, host Stacie Vanags focused the latest episode of the Salted Spirit podcast on the topic of racism. Joining her in the discussion is Rhonda Harper and Dr. Cassie Comley. RELATED: Here is a list of BIPOC Outdoor Organizations You Can Support Harper is most well known for launching Black Girls Surf, an organization that supports black girls and women in surfing with the hopes of making the sport more accessible

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Your COVID Masks Are Already Ending Up in the Ocean
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Your COVID Masks Are Already Ending Up in the Ocean

Your COVID Masks Are Already Ending Up in the Ocean

I’m not even going to start about my views on people not wearing masks during this lovely time were all going through, but COME ON - do they really need to end up in the ocean too? Kook of the Day points out the obvious in their recent post: if your mask or protective gloves end up in the ocean, you’re a kook. Please dispose of your gross germ-infested mask properly. Like the trash can. We don’t need dolphins and seabirds dealing with more of our human problems because of your laziness.