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Shame on competitive surfing, but that's not the whole community is it?
on 16 February 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Living near the beach and always inspired by the sea and its inhabitants, including surfers, it is a tad surprising (and disappointing) to learn that some of those engaged in such a soulful, freeing experience, would harbor such inhumane behavior-- BUT, there should probably be a distinction between the world of competitive surfing, which this film is clearly focused on; and the regular folk who surf for fitness, fun and inspiration. In my own experience, though I do not surf, a few of my closest friends have been surfers-avid, bona fide, blond-boy, hetero, surfers. I never got a negative vibe from them because of my race or my sexuality, of which at least one was totally aware. We were buddies. Thus, it needs to be mentioned, at least, that while the competitive world of surfing, as in many other competitive sports(and the corporate world that sponsors them), is indeed in violation of human rights, this doesn't tell the whole truth or the whole story of those who tow their boards to the sea in search of the perfect, endless wave. It isn't entirely clear from this "documentary" that the much larger group of surfer enthusiasts, students and other such non-professional surfers harbor such blatant discriminatory practices. The filmmakers have conflated the two a little, but with a much heavier dose of the competitive, professional world of surfing and the prevailing attitudes not only of homophobia, but sexism and racism. Bravo to those who say, competitive surfing must grow, be inclusive and follow the spirit of the laws of the land as well as the letter. There is a lot of talent out there and many are not blond, male and heterosexual. If the sport wants to grow (maybe it doesn't), it should take a page from the play book of many successful corporations--i.e.,DIVERSITY pays big dividends and the human rights of all is the right thing to do, inculcate and continuously aspire to. There perhaps could have been a little more attention payed to the ordinary folks who support surfing by their attendance at competitive surfing events. When the folks who buy the tickets, t-shirts and magazines decide they want to see change among the competitors, sponsors and professional associations, will listen.
on 26 April 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Loved the surfing video footage and real-comments from those in this documentary. Towards the end of the movie I was rather tired of the self-labeling and search for official recognition from others. Perhaps the focus should be on just "being"....being the genuine you and pursue your passions no matter what others say or think.
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on 5 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Inspiring story of bravery, adventure, and compassion.
was if you can part by part
on 16 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
love oceans wave pictures just people coming together to share explore it drags little
on 18 March 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I found this very interesting and informative. A world I knew nothing at all about.
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