Not going to lie, we could all use some time on the beach after the past year we’ve had. The ocean is just one of those places that can wash away any gunk you’re carrying with you: stress, anxiety, or fear. Just ask Steph Gilmore, Mikey February, Alana Spencer, and Kaito Ohashi who’ve spent their lives on the water. Their recent short film No One Knows Me Like the Ocean explores their relationship with this sacred space, and why it keeps calling them back year after year. It’s a beautiful five minutes of cinema and you can almost taste the salt and feel the ocean breeze while you’re watching the piece.
If there’s one surfer most young girls look up to it’s Carissa Moore. She’s a legend, an incredible athlete, and most importantly an overall great human being. One of her best attributes is her willingness to support and foster the next generation of female surfers. In episode 2 of we see the G.O.A.T. at work with the girl's squad teaching them everything they need to know about becoming a professional surfer. With a mentor like her, they can’t go wrong.
In National Geographic’s new short doc series, IMPACT, a six-part doc series that follows the stories of six women who make an impact in their communities across the globe, we are especially drawn to Episode 2, 'Surf Sisters,' which takes place in Half Moon Bay, California. Grief and loss are universal feelings. With this past year being quite isolating during the pandemic, that sentiment holds true as most of us move through these emotions. This is especially true for Kelsey, who lost her
O’Neill’s Wave of the Winter is a contest for the people. With hundreds of worthy entries to the video contest, it was tough to distill it down to 20 minutes of the wildest rides on the North Shore. We’re talking some of the craziest Outer Reef waves we've ever seen, mixed in with equally intense Backdoor, Off-the-Wall and Pipe barrels. And while there is only ever one winner -- who will take home $25,000 -- this documented the best of these spectacular rides over the whole winter and