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Chronicles: The Making of Proximity - Vibes

The mutual respect and admiration that Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich have for each other is palpable in this episode of Chronicles: the Making of Proximity. Stephanie called Dave the Tom Curren of Australia, a title few would be able to live up to, but somehow it fits the free-spirited Rastovich. Gilmore is easily one of the world's top female surfers, dominating the world tour during her professional career with six titles at the age of 28. 

Watch the full trailer for Proximity here.

In this episode of Chronicles, a crew consisting of Taylor Steele, Stephanie Gilmore, Dave Rastovich along with Director of Cinematography Todd Heater travel to the Baja in search of new waves and good vibes. 

Traveling dirt roads with only vague napkin directions in search of waves may seem like a fruitless effort, but for this band of intrepid break seekers, there is no better pastime. 

Be sure to check out the other two episodes of Chronicles: the Making of Proximity. 

From The Series: Chronicles: The Making of Proximity

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Bruce Irons Speaks To The Dark Side of Andy’s Partying
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Bruce Irons Speaks To The Dark Side of Andy’s Partying

Bruce Irons Speaks To The Dark Side of Andy’s Partying

While Andy Irons’ bipolar disorder may have gone unnoticed by many for years, his notoriously loud partying habits certainly didn’t. Andy’s brother Bruce recalls a few instances when living it up chasing a good time turned into trouble, like rolling a car into the ocean and leaving it there. The struggles of dealing with his brother weighed heavy on Bruce, especially while Andy was off touring and living the life of a pro surfer. When Andy would come home, his habits tended to take him off

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Joel Parkinson Explains How Opioids Changed Andy Irons
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Joel Parkinson Explains How Opioids Changed Andy Irons

Joel Parkinson Explains How Opioids Changed Andy Irons

Outside of his bipolar disorder, Andy Irons faced the ever-deepening struggle of a severe opioid addiction. While many of his family and friends were aware of his mental disorder, his drug habit often went overlooked. Only his closest friends, with whom he spent time together surfing on tour and partying thereafter, recognized his opioid addiction. To both him and his friends, the dangers were not always apparent, as the perils of these types of drugs have only recently become commonly known.

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Laurie Towner Rides Cloudbreak Waves
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Laurie Towner Rides Cloudbreak Waves

Laurie Towner Rides Cloudbreak Waves

Anyone who knows surfing knows that Fiji's Cloudbreak is not for the faint of heart. Aussie surfer Laurie Towner is probably one of the most low-key surfers of the 21st century, but he still tackles some of the biggest waves in the game. He may live under the radar, but the massive, technical waves that Towner flawlessly rides at Cloudbreak are more than worthy of the spotlight. "You want to stay as calm as you can, and know when to relax in scary situations, as hard as that sounds," said