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Check Out Some BTS From Vans Surf Film Pentacoastal

When Wade Goodall and Shane Fletcher set out to capture the Australian surf scene in Pentacoastal, they did it in the only way they knew how: from deep inside. The resulting film, a hybrid between arthouse flick and surf porn, features some truly wild surfing and an intimate look into the soul of surfing in the Southern Hemi. In their words, it’s a “recollection of Australasian exploration following a quasi-recursive map, with elemental moments of expressive wave worship.”

RELATED: Watch Pentacoastal in Full Here

In this look behind the scenes of the film, we see some of the challenges of shooting surfing in weird conditions to avoid crowds at a popular break. The crew was forced to surf at dead-low tide, causing filmer Shane Fletcher’s knees to get a little banged up from the reef only inches below him.

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Good Vibes and Great Surf with ‘Don’t Change Over Summer’
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Good Vibes and Great Surf with ‘Don’t Change Over Summer’

Good Vibes and Great Surf with ‘Don’t Change Over Summer’

How is it Autumn already? Summer felt like a blur and I blame the global pandemic. Despite being a weird year, many of us found ways to cope. For Tanner Gudauskas and Alex Kilauano that meant being in the water capitalizing on some great surf. Their film r is a reminder of those good vibes and that all wasn’t lost this summer. RELATED: Andy Irons Kissed By God Streaming Free Tomorrow to Benefit World Mental Health Day

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Remembering Andy Irons: The Best Wave of My Life Courtesy of Andy
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Remembering Andy Irons: The Best Wave of My Life Courtesy of Andy

Remembering Andy Irons: The Best Wave of My Life Courtesy of Andy

“What are you doing? Get out there!” If Andy Irons ever told you that, you better have listened. That’s exactly what happened to Andy’s high school history teacher Scott Creamer one October day in the early 2000s, the day he considers the best barrel ride of his life. During that particular school break with everyone out surfing, Creamer showed up on the beach right as a massive south swell hit the West Side. Looking at the waves, Creamer watched Andy lay down his trademark style and end with

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Remembering Andy Irons: A Perfect Pipe Run
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Remembering Andy Irons: A Perfect Pipe Run

Remembering Andy Irons: A Perfect Pipe Run

Three-time World Champion Andy Irons was, well, one of the best surfers to have ever lived. The power that Andy brought to surfing barrels and big waves all across the world influenced countless surfers both young and old, including none other than John John Florence (who is the only Hawaiian-born surfer to have since won back-to-back world titles). Florence once watched one of Andy’s perfect Pipe runs, and it’s an image that’s been seared into his mind ever since. Download and Stream Andy