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5.0 out of 5 stars
A little gem - interesting and beautifully made, 20 Nov. 2012
This is one of those little gems that pops up on Channel 4 - you catch part of it by chance and immediately want to know when the next instalment is! Like some of the other reviewers, I'm not a surfer (although I did give it a go in my teens) but just found it interesting to hear from some of the UKs 'original' surfers, see some of the incredible (and freezing!) surf spots around the UK and learn how the scene began and developed 50 years ago. The old footage is fab and contrasts brilliantly with the surfers following skilfully (always great to witness) in their footsteps, with some real characters and great stories featured along the way.
It's beautifully produced too - some gorgeous shots that make you instantly want to hire a camper van, hit the road and head to the surf (even if you won't know what to do when you get there...) plus some cool graphics, like the map they use to show you where they are etc. And they travel round in a white Ford S-Max (sponsors of the show) which has lent a bit of credibility to my S-Max!!
All in all a very watchable, interesting film with broad appeal - as I didn't manage to catch the whole thing on Channel 4 (and it's no longer on 4oD), I'm glad they've released it on DVD :) I expect it will find it's way into a few stockings this Christmas...