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Features, Surf Movies

“Resurface” Spotlights Curative Powers of Surfing for Military Veterans

June 7th, 2015 by Samantha Rupert

Living in America, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t connected to the military by some degree. Maybe your grandfather fought in WWII or maybe a friend is currently serving overseas. This country was founded, and protected, by soldiers. We owe them everything. America is still the land of the free because of the sacrifices made by the brave. But what happens when those brave ones return home? Their service results in physical and mental consequences and residual effects that many people seem to overlook. More »

Local, Surf Movies

“A Hundred Miles To The End” // A Long Island Surf Film

April 22nd, 2013 by Samantha Rupert

Surfers are amazing creatures. No matter what life throws their way, surfers are characteristically unfazed by setbacks and they never give up. Long Island native John Beattie was a lifelong surfer up until 2007 when he suffered a stroke. Due to residual weakness in his arms and legs, Beattie had to retire his surfboard. Instead, he picked up his camera and began to document his irrevocable love for surfing. More »

Joel Parkinson // ASP World Title Journey

March 5th, 2013 by John Zanussi

Last year Joel Parkinson won his first ever ASP World Title. After finishing in the runner-up slot so many times in the past it looked like it could happen again as Kelly Slater was closing in on Parko at the last event of the year. This 25 minute documentary takes a look at the ups and downs of all the events that took place leading up to Parko securing the title and winning the 2012 Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. More »

Features, Interviews, Surf Movies

Surfing And Sharks

May 3rd, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

All surfers have some kind of relationship or stigma with sharks. They are the mysteriously fascinating predators that swim beneath your feet when you’re waiting for a set, the creatures that can smell the blood from your reef rash from miles away and the animals that have a reputation for being brutal killers, when they are just misunderstood and horrifically portrayed. If you know anything about sharks, you know South Africa is the hot spot. In June, when the swell starts pumping, the sharks roll in, following the sardines on their migration. Only in South African waters can you see a 2-ton great white shark breach the surface in powerful fashion as it bombards its seal dinner. More »

Features, Interviews, Surf Movies

“Fire And Water”: More Than a NY Surf Documentary

April 11th, 2012 by Samantha Rupert

Rarely, there comes a time when I fall in love with a story—when I discover a story that is about more than surfing, more than news, more than money and more than just plain inspiration.  Instead, it’s a story about irrevocable passion and spirit of life. It’s about people making connections and overcoming life-threatening obstacles to put things into perspective and make life worth fighting for. It’s about fire and water. More »

Surf Movies

Help Fund A Rare New York Documentary

March 28th, 2012 by John Zanussi
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Greg Noll Mini Documentary

March 27th, 2012 by John Zanussi

Greg Noll is one of surfing’s original badasses. Better known as “Da Bull”, he is an iconic figure in the early days of surfing and riding big waves. Billabong put together this pretty rad little documentary that features Noll talking about the good ol’ days of being a badass and how he got to wearing those signature black and white stripped “jailhouse” shorts. More »

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