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Europe’s hidden coasts: Costa de Prata, Portugal

 Sand of gold … Atlantic breakers sweep in at Praia da Nova. Photograph: Theo Gould


Theo and I saunter along the road from Aveiro that crosses its wide, shiny, tame lagoon, and arrive in north Africa, or so it seems. We find scissored-leaf palm trees and heavy white sand dunes on the march, and the relentless wild rumble and roar of the unquiet Atlantic.

Portugal’s Centro region is baffling. It’s between Lisbon and Porto, thus easy to get to and easy to get around. It has peerless beaches, a treasury of gorgeous historic towns and villages, and endlessly lovely people. The pristine coastline, horizons and skies go on forever. Yet there’s almost nobody here. This isn’t spooky: indeed we feel privileged, transported to earlier, more innocent times when Theo was a kid and I was a new, naive dad. So we spend timeless days basking in the richness of space, and soaking in the luxury of simplicity.



The Costa de Prata, Portugal’s Silver Coast, stretches about 155 miles from Assenta, an hour north of Lisbon, to the mouth of the Douro at Porto. The few resorts along its length are low-rise and local, and retain their sense of working fishing villages. The stretches close to Lisbon get busy at weekends and holidays, so we hit the less-visited strands around Aveiro.

The beaches here all have names, but the coastline is an almost unbroken stretch of wide, white, bracing praia, pounded by the majestic Atlantic. This is not a sea for doggie-paddlers, but is ocean heaven for surfers and walkers, twitchers, idlers and all of us who crave the ionised air and space in which to find ourselves again.

Praia da Barra. Photograph: Theo Gould

North of Aveiro is the Reserva Natural das Dunas de São Jacinto, reached by ferry (aveirobus.pt) across the lagoon mouth, or a longish drive. Dunes roll wildly away into the silver surf-hazed distance. There’s a pelt of pine forest between the beach and the lagoon, where at Torreira the fleet of moliceiro fishing boats are painted in carnival colours. They have high, elegant 15th-century prows, crowned often with bunches of flowers or palm fronds, and are emblazoned with pictures of saints, including Cristiano Ronaldo.

People in Centro are friendly and frank. An amused, bantering fisherwoman tidying her nets tells us we’d be crazy fools not to eat at Vítor Alberto’s Onda Solseafood restaurant, on Torreira’s pedestrianised main street. So we obey and duly suck on whelks and juicy garlicky clams and gorge madly (and cheaply!) on impeccably grilled turbot.

Fishing boats at Torreira. Photograph: Theo Gould

There’s a municipal campsite (+351 234 331 220) nearby, where wind-chimes of Super Bock bottles serenade a solitary lagoonside fisherman trolling for bass. Further up the coast at Praia do Furadouro, Cool and Sea Beach House (doubles from €40 self-catering) is exactly as its name suggests. Inland, across the lagoon, the town of Murtosa is home to the Comur canned fish factory and museum, where the lagoon’s famous eels reach their savoury end; we learn that Mussolini’s army marched on Murtosa tinned fish: “Halt! Or we breathe on you.”

Cans at the Comur canned fish factory and museum

Aveiro, with its two canals, is the Venice of Portugal. Here the moliceiros that would once have gathered seaweed to fertilise the sandy duneside fields, now harvest tourists. The old town is a gem, studded with sexy, curly art nouveau architecture plus all the bars and restaurants we need to refresh ourselves in. Our pick of the pack is the old-school, determinedly non-touristy Restaurante Zicofollowed by Milano across the road, where we had ovos moles de Aveiro (sugared egg yolk paste moulded in a fish or shell shape) and an ice-cream.

Which waddles us back to the palms and dunes four miles south of Aveiro at Praia da Barra. This stretch of coastline is dominated by its huge elastoplast-pink lighthouse. Its 272 steps can be climbed, but we stroll the dune-top boardwalk past tremendous bouldered breakwaters, leaving behind the beach shops, cafes and quiet buzz to slowly reach Costa Nova.

 Beer bottles serve as windchimes at the Reserva Natural das Dunas de São Jacinto. Photograph: Theo Gould

Here, the brightly striped palheiro (haystack) houses that were once fishing shacks are now mostly holiday homes and lets. In keeping with the resort’s simple vibe, Hotel Azevedo (doubles from €55 B&B) is clean, fresh, welcoming and utterly unpretentious. The wave-shaped lagoon-side tourist office (José Estevão 230, +351 234 369 560) keeps a comprehensive list of holiday accommodation, and there’s a cracking daily market selling slithering eels, sparkle-eyed fish, grill-ready meat, and properly fresh fruit and vegetables.

Heck, there’s even Bronze, a groovy beachside bar and lounge with great food, plus a light sprinkling of restaurants on the lagoon side – we loved the gargantuan eel stew and the seafood rice at Praia do Tubarão.

Bronze – a groovy beachside bar and lounge

Further south down the coast, the houses and people peter gently out, as do our cares and inhibitions. There’s miles of beach hemmed with pine forests hazy with lavender, and the occasional dog walker, fisherman or naturist. The wild Atlantic thrum is urgently energising, and Theo and I, son and dad, young man and old relic, careless and carefree, race yelling up and down the dunes, as if the last 25 years were nothing at all.
 The trip was provided by Portuguese tourist board. with kind assistance from TAPHertz Portugal and Hotel Moliceiro, Aveiro

FIVE MORE ON HIDDEN GEMS ON THE PORTUGUESE COAST
Rocky island

Berlenga island. Photograph: Getty Images/Hemera

Peniche is a darling fishing and holiday town, fringed with sandy beaches (my fave is Baleal) but a day trip to Berlengas island takes the (sea) biscuit. Ferries (€20 return May-September only, viamar-berlenga.com) leave from Peniche marina and transport you to a flower-decked world of lonely nature reserve trails, the redoubtable fort of St John the Baptist, and glass-bottomed boat trips to sea caves. There are two cafe and a municipal campsite (book-ahead only, +351 262 789 571).

World-class surf beach
Twenty miles north of Lisbon is one of Portugal’s (which means, the world’s) best year-round surf beaches. Foz de Lizandro, a 15-minute stroll from the town of Ericeira, hosts two international competitions each year but also has waves that even a creaky beginner like me could surf. Class act Rapture Camps (dorm beds from €29, double apartments from €110, surf lessons €30) has accommodation right on the beach, allowing you to check on the waves from under the duvet.

Rustic fish restaurant
Cais Palafitico de Carrasqueira. Photograph: Alamy

Fifteen minutes from sophisticated Comporta, atmospheric Cais Palafítico de Carrasqueira is part-Treasure Island, part-Dickensian fishing village, where the shacks and crooked quays are rickety-built on swaying wooden piles and stretch like witches fingers out into the quiet estuarine waters. Rustic, real Rei do Choco (King of Cuttlefish) +351 265 497 170 cooks the just-landed fish and seafood.

Fun and frolics amid dunes

Bar do Peixe (+351 967 282 117), on Praia do Meco, Sesimbra, is the perfect fun beach restaurant. Exemplary fish, of course, plus a sheltered deck, bean bags, and the friendliest staff, creating the party vibe that welcomes the spectacular summer sunsets. Scoop some green argile clay for your facepacks in the dunes behind and lose yourself in the miles of sand and acres of flesh on this naturist- and gay-friendly broad strand.

(Almost) deserted island
Ilha Deserta. Photograph: Alamy

€10 by ferry from Porta Nova pier in Faro, the island of Deserta is all beach. There’s peace here, a summer restaurant, Estaminé (+351 917 811 856) and one inhabitant, the fisherman who is the subject of Pedro Neves’ glorious documentary film A Raposa de Deserta (Desert Fox).
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Lebanon: The Refugee Surfer



Syrian surfer finds refuge on Lebanon’s waves

Ali Kassem had never seen the sea until his family fled to Lebanon. After catching his first wave, he was embraced by the country’s fledgling surf community.

Despite his confidence in the water, 16-year-old Ali could not even swim until a few years ago. Growing up in landlocked Aleppo, Syria’s second city, he fled with his family to Lebanon in 2011. They settled in Jiyeh, an ancient coastal town 28 kilometres south of Beirut.

The area is home to Lebanon’s fledgling surf community. When Ali saw the locals riding the waves, he was mesmerized. He first taught himself how to swim. Then, for months he would perch on a beachside cliff studying each surfer’s technique and signature moves.

“When I surf I forget everything,” Ali says. “Even if I had something on my mind, once I am in the water I forget.”

Lebanon hosts more than one million Syrian refugees – a massive number for a small country of at least four million people. Services are overstretched, with many refugees unable to access adequate housing, medical care or education.

Ali considers his family fortunate to live in an apartment. But money is tight. His father, a day laborer, cannot find enough work to support his five children in Lebanon.

Financial troubles led Ali to leave school temporarily. Sometimes he picks up work in the surf shop to help make ends meet, but he plans to resume his studies this summer.

His dream is to compete in a world surfing championship and to travel abroad in search of the best waves. And when the war is over, he hopes to go back to Syria and open a surf school.


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First Ever Kelly Slater Virtual Reality Surf Session



*Must be in Google Chrome for video to play.

Kelly Slater is one of the best surfers in the history of the sport. His eleven world titles is an accomplishment that might never be repeated and his passion for waves has never diminished. Now for the first time, you can surf with Kelly in immersive virtual reality. In this 360 video, travel to the South Pacific and surf remote blue azure waves with the champ. 

“It's a new way of telling stories and the future of filmmaking,” says director Taylor Steele about the utilization and inclusion of VR technology in Proximity. “You're engulfed, you're there physically and you'll feel like you're there with us.” The Proximity project has been a multi-media experience including a full-length film, VR experience, photo book, and art gallery.





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Happily Stoked - Episode 2 - Wild Wild West



In this episode of Happily Stoked Sebastian Zietz and Friends hit the beautiful location of Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia, the boys score fun waves and good times including a 10 for Seabass at North Point. Then moving off to Bells Beach on the Surf Coast of Victoria for a bonus section of long right hand walls and turns. The clip features Seabass, Jay Davies, Jack Robinson, Josh Kerr, Jack Freestone, Felipe Toledo, Ryan Callinan, John Florence, Joel Parkinson and Jacob Wilcox. Thanks for watching :)


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#GOARITZ - OCEANS

#GOARITZ - OCEANS from aritzaranburu.com

“The cultural shock that can hit you after a two-hour flight like in Morocco is like traveling back in time,” says Spain’s Aritz Aranburu. “We are very close to each other, but when it comes to culture, we are very different. That’s one of the things that I love about traveling. Your initial objective is to find waves, but it’s the perfect excuse to get fully absorbed in a new culture and meet new people.” Aranburu joins Spaniard Manex Otegui, Frenchmen Marc Lacomare and Joan Duru, and Portugal’s Tiago Pires for a dose of the country’s right points. The end of the clip features a frozen session in the Nordic north, where Aritz describes his work with the environmental advocacy group, Oceana.



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3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Action Camera Stabilizer Splash-Proof Design



3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Action Camera Stabilizer Splash-Proof Design - Buy Now https://goo.gl/m3Lolr
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The G5 is built splash-proof all over. It's not just innovation. It's revolution. To pursue utmost splash-proof security and still maintain good user experience, we change everything from structural design to production process. With the waterproof GoPro HERO5, you can enjoy every exciting moment in the rain or by the sea without fear of water ingress.

Direct Access to Infinite Functions:
Via its ingenious user interface, the G5 provides convenient access to various functions. By its 4-way joystick you can control the movement of your gimbal. Via the function button, all modes can be activated by simple taps. The self-timer button makes portrait photos and video faster accessed than ever.

Dependable Long Screw Fixture:
The G5 reintroduces the sophisticated long screw fixture to secure your action cameras. Even in the dark you can effortlessly find and tighten the screws to install your camera. The loss-proof design ensures your screws soundly stay on your jig even after violent shakes.

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The G5 employs redesigned counterweights to adjust its gravity center for GoPro Hero5, Hero4 and other action cameras of various weight.

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The G5 features the industry-inspiring motor arm. By reducing conjunction parts, the unibody motor arm upgrades its structural solidness and delivers even stronger anti-shake performance.

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Feiyu Tech tailor precise brushless motors for handheld gimbals. By developing patented technologies like "Hollow Magnel Sensor", we bring quietness and smoothness to powerful motors. While ensuring strong torque output and fast response, all Feiyu Tech gimbals are extremely energy-efficient.

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How many steps does it take to make a selfie? On the G5, it's just one press. Hold the self-timer button on its handle, the G5 will rotate the camera horizontally towards the user. With GoPro HERO5's voice control feature, you can take a selfie without one extra touch. By releasing the self-timer button, the G5 will resume its direction. Your creation is seamless with the G5.

Smarter Gimbal, Smart FY Settings APP:
The new FY Setting APP can be easily connected to your G5 via Bluetooth, and enables remote control, auto-calibration, firmware upgrade, gimbal configuration and many other features on your smartphone.

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By the 1/4" screw ports in the middle of the G5's handle and at the bottom of it, you can install numerous types of accessories to expand your approaches of photography.

Longer Runtime with Larger Battery:
The G5 makes use of a power-intense ICR 22650 battery. Together with algorithm enhanced for power efficiency, the G5 is capable of up to 8 hours runtime for your consistent outdoor adventure.
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Sea lion drags a young girl into the waters



This video was filmed in Richmond, B.C. at Steveston Fishing Wharf and should serve as a reminder to everyone that wildlife is, in fact, wild. Luckily the girl's dad was able to jump in and pull her to safety, but as the weather warms tourist's interaction with animals will only increase so treat these creatures with the proper care.

My first reaction to the video is just how stupid some people can be to not treat wildlife with proper respect,” said Andrew Trites, the director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit. “This was a male California sea lion. They are huge animals. They are not circus performers. They’re not trained to be next to people.”

Respect wildlife!


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Mentawais early season 2017

Mentawais early season 2017 from Amorim

Guto Amorim works as a surfguide for Kandui Resort (Mentawais, Indonesia) for the last 9 years. He spends the high season helping the guests get barreled but during this early season he's been scoring some fun waves around the Resort... here you can check the last few swells that hit the island !!!


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Birds - Miguel Blanco


Birds - Miguel Blanco from Miguel Blanco

“Birds” was filmed during the cold Portuguese Winter and features some of Miguel Blanco’s favourite spots around our beautiful West Coast, a wide variety of waves and angles including Cascais, Cave in Ericeira, Supertubos and Nazaré.

Music: Song of a Sinner - Top Drawer

Filmed by Nuno Dias
Edited by Antonio Saraiva
Drone Footage by Máquina Voadora - Produções
Additional footage by Semiotica, Diogo D'Orey and Gastão Entrudo

Supported by RipCurl

Facebook: fb.com/miguelblancosurf
Instagram: @_miguelblanco_


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Stephanie Gilmore - The Tempest

Stephanie Gilmore - The Tempest from Monster Children Creative
Steph Gilmore, Inside The Tempest.

It’s hard to go past Indonesia for a strike mission in the middle of the liturgical year. We scoured the archipelago from the comfort of our office chairs in search of a wave that compliments Steph’s particular set of skills. Steph was after “cute slabs” – the definition of which you’ll discover in due course—and while we weren’t blessed with days of waves, the one day of money was well worth the wait, and near-death experience of the boat ride back to base. Here’s two days on a leaky boat through the rose-tinted specs of the eternally peppy, Miss Stephanie Gilmore.

"Stephanie is an original badass. She surfs like people should surf and plays music from her soul. She's interested in a variety of topics outside of riding waves. She's got an eclectic and diverse group of friends and followers all around the world. She'd be just as comfortable in her skin if nobody knew who she was. My mom wrote me yesterday and said she is a Stephanie groupie and she just loves her whole deal. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who has anything but praise for her. She's not complicated like most women seem to be and knows how she wants to live and what she wants. What else can I say?" Kelly Slater.

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Filmed & Edited by Jon Frank - vimeo.com/user8714719


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This inflatable wristband could save your life in deep waters

Kingii is the new wristband for all those who love water! If you need help to stay afloat, pull the lever and an inflation bag will pull you to the surface.

Kingii is lightweight and can be used in and under water. Inside a Kingii there is a CO2 capsule that is easily replaced. You can reuse the Kingii other times. If you love swimming, surfing or other water activities, you will love the Kingii.


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Drone Typhoon H480 (64% OFF)


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The Android powered ST16 ground statio features a 7inch touchscreen that displays live footage of your flight in HD 720p resolution and enables a wide variety of flight modes.




















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Radical Times in Western Australia


If there’s one thing Quiksilver does well it’s delivering the hottest surf talent to shreddable locations and setting them loose to inspire us.

Taj Burrow retired. Matt Banting snapped his entire quiver. Mikey Wright went home on crutches (ok. With Mikey boosting the way he does, this one was kinda just a matter of time). Leo Fioravanti slayed World Champions on his way to the Quarter Finals of the Margies Pro. Sebastian Zietz surfed his way into world number 2. And Kanoa Igarashi, Jeremy Flores and Wiggolly Dantas got chatted up by a big ol’ shark out Margaret River’s Mainbreak. 

Check out the Quiksilver edit below for the surfing that happened in between!



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Patagonia’s New Natural Rubber Wetsuits


Video from Patagonia

Surfers have been hooked on neoprene since the 1950s, but it’s a nonrenewable material with an energy-intensive manufacturing process.

By replacing it with Yulex® natural rubber from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, we’re reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% when compared to conventional neoprene—causing less harm to the planet we love and the oceans that give us waves to ride.

Pioneering the use of natural rubber in wetsuits is a story we’re proud to tell—because after six decades of neoprene dependency, it’s high time to set surfing free.

Check out Patagonia’s campaign clip below, and discover the Yulex revolution today!


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A Nomadic Purpose


A Nomadic Purpose from Jordan Montgomery

This is not a surf video this is a video about a lifestyle and what it means to live according to Evan Micele because being alive isn't living. Shot in August in the Outer Banks of NC.

Directed - Shot - Edited: Jordan Montgomery

Starring: Evan Micele and Caelan Burford

Featuring: Callaway Ramzey, Cole Burford,

Music: Alexander - Truth

Support: Ironclad Media

Shot on Red Digital Cinema Scarlet-W with Nikon Lenses.


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"Pear Shaped" - A Surf Short by Lauren Hill


Surfing tends to take itself pretty seriously, and women’s surfing carries the extra burden of not only
having to be serious, but also be sexy.

Lauren Hill, a pro surfer who earned a degree in Environmental and Social Science from Stetson
University and currently resides in Byron Bay, pontificates the compounding mess in the intersection
of social media, marketing, and sex appeal in women’s surfing in her new short film Pear Shaped.



















"Pear Shaped" is a tip of the cap to the people who shrug off the unique challenges of surfing and
choose to go anyway.



















Follow Lauren Hill on Instagram: @theseakin
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The boys surfing playa colorados Nicaragua


This is a video from Playa Colorados with must of the local boys ripping at their home break Nicaragua always offshore. video filmado por - Jose Espinoza @fotografonica equipo de @nicatime 

Surfers 
the boys 
Oscar Espinoza 
Lesther Espinoza 
Maycol Mejia 
Jeyner Granados 
Will Bustos 
Y mi persona Kevin cortez



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Society Unseen

Producer - Cinemachine / www.cinemachine.com.au
Executive Director - Rick Rifici / www.rickrifici.com
Cinematography - Rick Rifici Cinematography, Michael McDermott Cinematography and Michael Elsegood / www.transvision.com.au
Video Editing - Joel Taylor, Boogie Monster / www.boogiemonster.com.au
Sound Editing - Brainestorm / www.brainestorm.com
Aviation - Corsaire Aviation www.corsaireaviation.com.au
Equipment - HD Rentals / www.hdrentals.tv
Photography - Chris White Media / www.theoceanpeople.com
Management & Marketing - Black Sea Creative & Red Eye Productions / www.blackseacreative.com
Surfers - Kerby Brown, Cortney Brown, Bradley Norris, Luke Wyllie, Imogen Caldwell and Phillip Read

@kerby_brown
@cortneycbrown
@bradleynorris
@lukeyskywalker
@imogencaldwell
@choppa_read

All Media Enquiries - info@societyunseen.com

www.societyunseen.com


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IM x Laserwolf


Laserwolf hails from the beautiful world known as the North Shore of Oahu. He is best known behind the lens for his next level surf/water photography and for putting himself in less then ideal places to nail “the shot.” Laser’s love for the water, style, his family and of course vintage cars, make him the interesting affiliate he is.



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Iceberg Breaking


Iceberg breaking up in the Ilulissat icefjord, close to an archaeological site called Sermermiut.

**A quick note - some of the external links to this video have mixed information. To be more precise, this is a large iceberg breaking up, which had already calved from the icecap. The large ones often collect at the end of the fjord, where it is a bit shallower. The NASA image at the end of the video shows this a bit more clearly**

For more information about the Ilulissat Icefjord:

http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/deta...

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1149


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A Small Big Window


A Small Big Window from Young Shoot

Francisco Porcella.......Brother you did it biggest Wave of the year!!!!!!
.......a litten insight behind the scenes and Francisos wave and many more from a not seen angle yet.

Thanks a lot to Axi Muniain for taken me on that trip, so stoked for you guys!

The day was narly as hell with lot of wind blowing out the big open Line-Up. In the beginning it looked like no wave at all would be ridden that day but you guys still digged deep and got rewarded. Theire were even some waves ridden so far out of the back it was insane! I think no one surfed their before at all.

Riders: Axi Muniain, Francisco Porcella, Rafael Tapia, Ross Clarke-Jones, Sebastian Steudtner
             and Pato Teixeira.

Big thanks also to Javier Sobrado for sharing your drone-footage with us!
For more awasome videos hit his Vimeo-page Antartik Studios https://vimeo.com/user52819197

Additional Footage (2-Shots up from the Lighthouse) Javier Goya
Music: Opus 7 (Original Mix) - Paji


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Girl attacked by Shark in Florida

A porn star Molly Cavalli was bitten while broadcasting from a shark cage.

But the shoot went horribly wrong when a ten-feet lemon shark broke through the metal barrier and took a chunk out of her foot and ankle.

Molly is then seen desperately scrambling to get out of the water and back to the safety of the film crew’s boat.

Once out of the bloody waters she screams when she sees the full extent of her injuries.

Friends try to comfort the star as she burst into tears.

It had been hoped Cavalli’s risky stunt would help show off custom built technology to support underwater live feeds from anywhere in the world.

Not surprisingly,  the terrifying incident meant the shoot had to be cut short so they could dash Molly to a nearby hospital.


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The Church of the Open Sky: Official Trailer


The Church of the Open Sky: Official Trailer from Nathan Oldfield

'The Church of the Open Sky' is the latest feature length release from award winning independent Australian filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, creator of 'Lines From A Poem', 'Seaworthy', 'The Heart & The Sea' and 'Gathering'.

Shot on location in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka, the film features Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lindsey Hill, Tom Wegener, Belinda Baggs, CJ Nelson, Alex Knost, Johnny Abegg, Neal Purchase Jr, Jasson Salisbury, Devon Howard and many others.

'The Church of the Open Sky' is a luscious visual love poem that explores gratefully lived surfing journeys. It is a sea soaked celebration of the exquisite preciousness of being alive.

This film is an inspired and endearing representation of the surfing experience, where all participants are worthy and welcomed - to learn, play and grow together - in inclusive, sacred playgrounds beneath 'The Church of the Open Sky'.

World Premiere in Byron Bay, May 2017. World tour dates to follow.

The song in this trailer is called ‘A Final Mantra’ performed by Pepa Knight, from his upcoming album ‘Hypnotized Vol. II’.

Web: nathanoldfield.com
Social: @nathanoldfield



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