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“Alejandro”– Chronicles: The Making of Proximity Episode 2

Proximity, is a new multimedia project that pairs surfing’s living legends with today’s most progressive young surfers. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Steele, produced in conjunction with Teton Gravity Research and Garage Films. Proximity showcases present-day surfing icons from different generations in diverse locations around the world.

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Today, fans get an exclusive, behind-the scenes glimpse of Proximity's personalities, places, and production in the first episode of Chronicles - The Making of Proximity. Presented by LifeProof, the four-episode, mobile-first series will kick start the journey toward Proximity’s cinematic climax.

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Episode 2 of Chronicles - The Making of Proximity introduces the world to the character of Alejandro Berger. Described by Taylor as his "seal team", Alejandro's ability to speak multiple languages, shoot from both the land and the water make him the perfect Director of Photography for this project. 

Couple this technical proficiency with the talents of both Craig Anderson and Rob Machado, and I can smell a tasty seg on the horizon. 

From The Series: Chronicles: The Making of Proximity

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Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico
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Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico

Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich Share a Perfect Wave in Mexico

Aside from capturing epic surfing, was all about exploring the complex creatures that surfers are; watching a younger generation progress and push their limits alongside their idols. Own Proximity Today In this segment from the movie, Stephanie Gilmore and Dave Rastovich ventured to the coast of Mexico and shared set after set of perfect waves on this beautiful point break. It’s like watching a perfectly choreographed dance on the water, except the two are simply surfing their hearts

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This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like
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This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like

This is What A 10-Point Score In Surfing Looks Like

The 2017 Billabong Pro has been firing in Tahiti all weekend. In the first heat of the quarterfinal between Gabriel Medina and Owen Wright, Medina pulled into what looked like an impossible wave, but somehow managed to escape the frothing white wall and then continue slashing turns on the wave. Needless to say, the judges were impressed and awarded him those coveted 10’s across the board. Medina made it all the way to the finals, where Julian Wilson’s simply beautiful surfing won

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John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award
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John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award

John John Florence Wins Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award

The past weekend saw Julian Wilson take home the top spot at the Billabong Tahiti Pro. Wilson took down Brazilian Gabriel Medina in a tight final heat. That wasn't the only piece of hardware to be handed out this weekend, however, the Andy Irons Most Committed Performance Award has been given to the surfer who puts the most on the line when it matters most. The award has been given out every year since Andy's death in 2011. Past winners include Jeremy Flores, CJ Hobgood, and Kelly Slater.