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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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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