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The Surfer's Journal - Great Waves - Bells Beach (1998)

NR 23 minutes Surfing Documentaries
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In the esisode, we expose Bells Beach's long, generous, slightly archaic surf break in the Australian state of Victoria. Since 1962, its Easter competition or "country soul event" has been a yearly retreat from the hustle and chaos of the world tour.

Peter Drouyn, Barton Lynch, Mark Richards

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Episodes from The Surfer's Journal - Great Waves

1

Pipeline

In this edition of The Surfer's Journal, we look closely at Pipeline on Oahu's North Shore. Kelly Slater remembers both the pleasure and the pressure of winning the 1995 world title in flawless surf...

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2

Narrabeen

Australia's Narrabeen is famous less for its surf, and more for its personality and character, as well as the astounding number of good surfers it has produced. A Sydney suburb, Narrabeen has been at...

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Bells Beach

In the esisode, we expose Bells Beach's long, generous, slightly archaic surf break in the Australian state of Victoria. Since 1962, its Easter competition or "country soul event" has been a yearly...

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Waimea Bay

In this edition of The Surfer's Journal, we look closely at Waimea Bay on Oahu's North Shore. Ian Cairns describes the Waimea wipeout that changed his life.

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Honolua Bay

In this edition of The Surfer's Journal, we look closely at Maui's Honolua Bay. Mark Richards chocks back tears of joy (damn near) recalling his tube of the season at Honolua Bay in 1976.

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Jeffrey's Bay

This special edition of the Surfer's Journal looks at the prime surfing destination of Jeffrey's Bay in South Africa. Randy Rarick remembers standing on the point at Jeffrey's during a 10' swell and...

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G-Land

This special edition of the Surfer's Journal looks at the prime surfing destination of Gradjagan or "G-Land" in Indo. Former world champion Derek Ho recalls his career-ending injury at Gradjagan.

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Tavarua

This special edition of the Surfer's Journal looks at the prime surfing destination of Tavarua In Fiji. 1970s surfers recovered past glory in a first-of-its-kind Masters event at Tavarua in 1997.

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9

Maverick's

This edition of the Surfer's Journal delves deep into the California surfing experience, including the cause and effect of Mark Foo's death at Mavericks.

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Malibu

This edition of the Surfer's Journal delves deep into the California surfing experience, including the passionate, doomed relationship between Miki Dora and Malibu.

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Huntington Beach

This edition of the Surfer's Journal delves deep into the California surfing experience, specific to the energetic bump-and-grind of Huntington Beach.

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Episode Details

Synopsis In the esisode, we expose Bells Beach's long, generous, slightly archaic surf break in the Australian state of Victoria. Since 1962, its Easter competition or "country soul event" has been a yearly retreat from the hustle and chaos of the world tour.

Bells first came to the attention of Australia surfers, and later to surfers everywhere, as a rugged Down Under big-wave break. The water was cold, and the waves were powerful. It was an adventure spot, a full day's drive away from Sydney. Surf discoveries in remote corners of South and Western Australia would eventually make Bells seem rather tame, however, and the short surfboards, introduced in the late 1960s, were better suited to steeper, hollower waves than those on offer at Bells.

Yet, as four-time world champion surfer Mark Richards says, "Bells has the atmosphere. It has the charisma a lot of other places would like to have, but don't have." The Bells contest has attracted the greatest names in surfing, and featured some historic wave-riding duels.
Genres Surfing Documentaries
Athletes Peter Drouyn, Barton Lynch, Mark Richards, Cheyne Horan, Wayne Lynch, Peter Townend, Terry Fitzgerald, Damien Hardman, Tom Carroll, Mark Occhilupo
Studio Opper Sports Productions
Rating not rated
Running Time 23 minutes
Audio Language English | Stereo
Download Resolution SD | 640x480
Streaming Resolution SD | 640x480
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