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The Surfer's Journal - Biographies (2001)

NR 5 hours  30 minutes Surfing
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In the third and final season The Surfer's Journal we look deep into the lives of an eclectic selection of such greats from different eras, telling each surfers story with intimate interviews and action highlights.

Season 3 (18 Episodes)

1

Gerry Lopez

Hawaiian surfer Gerry Lopez, the elegant tube rider famous for his slouched, ultra-cool statements at Pipeline, has become a timeless icon for the soul of surfing.

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2

Terry Fitzgerald

Sydney's Terry Fitzgerald, nicknamed the Sultan of Speed in the '70s, earned a reputation based on pure lines and maximum velocity. His performances at Jeffrey's Bay and on the North Shore of Hawaii...

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3

Barry Kanaiaupuni

Hawaiian surfer Barry Kanaiaupuni, famed for his Sunset Beach speed runs on skinny, javelin-like boards, artfully transitioned from longboard stylist to prototypical North Shore power merchant.

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4

Cheyne Horan

Sydney's Cheyne Horan, exploded from the junior competitive scene in the early-'80s. He went on to establish himself not only as a contest machine, but as a vocal proponent of civil rights,...

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5

Jeff Hakman

Jeff Hakman reigned as the standard of excellence from his astonishing 1965 victory (age 17) at the first Duke Kahanamoku Invitational until he drifted out of the limelight in the mid '70s. He defined...

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6

Larry Bertlemann

Larry Bertlemann, a Duke winner in '74, seeded a "new school" of surfing and brought low-rotation skateboard maneuvers to the waves. He defined the shorthboard revolution in Hawaii.

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7

Robert August

Having learned the lifestyle from surf legend father, Blackie, Robert August went on to become one of the most recognizable figures in the surf world via his starring role in The Endless Summer.

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8

Tom Carroll

Tom Carroll sprouted from the ultra-competitive Sydney scene of the late '70s, this world champ was one of the most powerful and influencial surfers to ever lay a rail into Pipeline.

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9

Robert Weaver

Learning to surf on a heavy longboard in the late-'80s, Robert "wingnut" Weaver became one of the finest exemplars of classic noseriding, and was picked for a role in Endless Summer II.

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10

Wayne Lynch

Wayne Lynch is an Australian goofyfoot and articulate spokesman for the sport. He broke the regularfoot stranglehold on progressive surfing in the late '60s, inventing lines that few could follow.

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11

Women's Surfing

Female surfers played a vital role in the sport's Polynesian pre-history. At times, women actually outnumbered their male counterparts at Hawaiian breaks. The movement is most palpable in the...

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12

Rabbit Kekai

Rabbit began surfing in the 1920s at Public Baths before moving down the beach to Waikiki proper, absorbing the teachings of the period's finest watermen along the way. Under the hau tree absolute...

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13

Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater, one of surfing's most important figures, dominated the '90s competively. He defined a new era, as he transcended the surf scene to become a pop culture icon on magazine covers and the...

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14

Nat Young

Nat Young was key in bringing about the shortboard revolution in the '60s and he remains one of longboard surfing's purest exponents. In this edition, this brilliant, outspoken Australian national...

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15

Tom Curren

Tom Curren, one of surfing's most important figures, dominated the '80s competively. Although shy and elusive, Curren lifted American professional surfing to peak as a hugely influential figure who...

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16

Shaun Tomson

Of the 1970s Free Ride generation, South Africa's Shaun Tomson ushers in a new level of performance and international flair. As a handsome world champ tube rider, he attracted the first hoards of...

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17

Joel Tudor

Joel Tudor resides at the top of longboarding's late 20th century revival, and he became a talented shortboarder at such indicator breaks as Pipeline and Cloudbreak. In this edition, there's the Tudor...

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18

Mark Richards

Of the 1970s Free Ride generation, Australia's Mark Richards ushers in a new level of performance and international flair. Not quite the sex symbol type, he was a mild-mannered, deeply respected and...

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Season Details

Synopsis In the third and final season The Surfer's Journal we look deep into the lives of an eclectic selection of such greats from different eras, telling each surfers story with intimate interviews and action highlights.
Genres Surfing Documentaries, Biographical
Athletes
Director Ira Opper
Studio Opper Sports Productions
Rating not rated
Running Time 5 hours  30 minutes
Audio Language English | Stereo
Streaming Resolution
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