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Here in Honolulu, we’re “lucky we live Hawaiʻi” with sunshine all year round. These films go to the complete opposite weather extreme and while most locals think anything lower than 60 degrees is too cold, we can live vicariously through the global coldwater adventures of these surfers braving ice and snow for the perfect wave.
Directed by Ben Ono. 2020. Hawaiʻi / Ireland. 9 min.
Amidst the chaos and fickle weather of Ireland’s northern territories, there was one individual who braved the sea. Not for fame or glory – but for the love of the search.
Clash of Climates
Directed by Johannes Müller & Philipp Becker. 2020. Germany / Norway. 14 min.
“Never in my life I thought I would be surfing with snow on the beach” states Balinese surfer Marlon Gerber, as he enters the icy beach in the Arctic North of Norway. He is there to visit Scandinavian surfer Tim Latte and experience the other side of surfing. The cold side. No palm trees. No coconuts. No board shorts. Locals will relate to this Clash of Climates [ITALICS].
Content Consideration: Strong Language
A Corner of the Earth
Directed by Spencer Frost. 2019. Australia. 41 min.
A Corner of the Earth is a cinematic exploration of surfing in the brutal northern winter featuring aspiring professional surfer Fraser Dovell who is struggling with the harsh realities of competitive surfing. Along with filmmaker Spencer Frost and photographer Guy Williment, Fraser throws himself out of his comfort zone to embark on an adventure of a lifetime. The trio journey to a far Corner of the Earth to search for waves in the wildly beautiful and treacherous solitude of the arctic. Battling extremes of weather and close encounters with the majesty of nature, Fraser comes to a new appreciation of what it means to be a surfer.
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