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FULL FILM: Wade Goodall & Shane Fletcher’s ‘PENTECOASTAL’

Some sports films are unabashedly all about the action, and some try and fit the action within an overarching creative concept. When done well, either strategy works just fine. However, few things are more annoying than a ski, surf, or bike flick that leads off with a dramatic voiceover promising some grand vision of the sport in question, and then turns into a standard compilation of location-driven segments with no clear connection to the aforementioned vision.

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Luckily, while PENTECOASTAL does seem to have a grand creative concept, it's far enough over my head that it doesn't bother me at all. Self-described as "a recollection of Australasian exploration following a quasi-recursive map, with elemental moments of expressive wave worship," PENTECOASTAL seems, to my unenlightened eyes, to be a sick Australian surf edit, and there's nothing wrong with that.

My disappointment is immesurable and my day is ruined

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VIDEO: Carnage and Glory at the Biggest Wedge in Years
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VIDEO: Carnage and Glory at the Biggest Wedge in Years

VIDEO: Carnage and Glory at the Biggest Wedge in Years

Newport Beach, California's "The Wedge" is renowned as one of the state's most unstable and unpredictable shore breaks. Even on a "normal" day, it's a great place to break your board and get slammed straight into the sand. July 4th, 2020 was far from normal, with forecasts calling for some of the biggest waves in years. RELATED: Check out the trailer for TGR's Accomplice Despite the closure of LA's beaches, a number of surfers woke up early and headed down to the unusually violent break,

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Meet the Women Who Snagged Spots on USA’s first Olympic Surf Team
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Meet the Women Who Snagged Spots on USA’s first Olympic Surf Team

Meet the Women Who Snagged Spots on USA’s first Olympic Surf Team

2019 was a particularly heavy season for elite surfers Carissa Moore, Lakey Peterson, and Caroline Marks. Not only were they fighting to win the World Surf League World Championship title, but the final top two surfers would also qualify for the U.S. Olympic surf team. To raise the stakes even higher, it was anyone’s game for the final event, and no one wanted to finish third. The documentary follows the intense competition between these three incredible women while exploring the progression

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This Highlight Reel Is Everything Good About Surfing
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This Highlight Reel Is Everything Good About Surfing

This Highlight Reel Is Everything Good About Surfing

Right now is a tough time to be surf cinematographer, especially if you’re not based in a place like Hawaii or the Mentawais. With international travel out of the picture for the time being, surf photog Connor Trimble started digging through the hard drives to find some of his best shots from the last few years. Check out his sizzle reel from shooting big waves across the globe – capturing everything we love about being in the water. RELATED: 12-Year-Old Jackson Dorian Is the Future of