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TheSurfNetwork.com - Free Sessions

A glimpse into the largest collection of surfing titles every assembled anywhere online. With TheSurfNetwork.com over 800 television shows and surf movies, including todays contemporary videos and the cult classic films of yesterday are all available for download.

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Grey Whale Sessions - trailer

Many of us have been on this journey a low-fi road trip to Baja where everything you need can be zipped up in your board bag. We escape the harried pace of life in The States and trade it for a nomadic adventure filled with surfing, fishing, exploring, and playing guitars around the campfire. Grey Whale Sessions is a 30 minute film following the story of four surfers and artists as they journey through Baja, each contributing something special. G. Love wrote and performed the film's soundtrack on-location. Tyler Warren created the film's artwork and surfed beautifully. Chris Christenson shaped his 12,000th board for the trip. And Keith Malloy drew new lines on a Pacific canvas.

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10 May 2011

Rank #1

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Surf Cult California -trailer

Surf Cult California is a west coast journey in search of the contemporary underground longboard movement. The surfing lifestyle that was crafted on the beaches of California in the 50s is revisited today. Surf Cult California is an insightful look into the stylists, the music and the art of today's longboarding culture.Our story begins with traditional longboard San Diego surfer Mitch Abshire loading his classic 9' 6" surfboard, which was designed over a half century ago, into his van. He firmly believes that surfing in the 50's was the last real counter culture. He reflects on a time past when surfers were living out of their cars, driving the coast with no money and looking for an adventure. A time when surfers did not care what anybody thought of them, they were the real outcasts of society. Fast-forward fifty years to now and surfing has sold out. The sport has become completely commercial there is sponsorship, massive images on billboards, and global competition. Basically, Mitch is sick of it.So he sets out in search of those who live and breath today's underground lifestyle -a counter culture scene of musicians, hot rodders, and artists. From Santa Cruz's CJ Nelson, Malibu's Scott Stopnik and to Orange County's Alex Knost, these are the guys who are the direct descendants of the surfing derelicts of the 50's, and they are quickly reclaiming their heritage. Surf Cult California is a little story about crusin' in a van up the coast and hanging out with surfers who live to surf... Come along for the glide.

3mins

5 May 2011

Rank #2

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The Surfer's Journal Biographies : Jeff Hakman and Larry Bertlemann - trailer

Each era of surfing finds its quintessential expression in the special talents of rare individuals. Jeff Hakman and Larry Bertlemann were two of the most distinctive and brilliant surfers of their times. Although they could scarcely be more different, they shared common struggles. They were the defining poles of shorthboard revolution in Hawaii. 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-1970s. As a boy, he faced a man's challenges: as a man his challenges were even greater. Hakman is surfing's ultimate survivor. Larry Bertlemann, a Duke winner in 1974, seeded a new school of surfing and brought low-rotation skateboard maneuvers to the waves. His belief that anything is possible helped redefine surfing performance while inspiring the paradigm-busting pool riders of Southern California's Dogtown skate scene. Two surfers, two lives, two fates in this volume of The Surfer's Journal Biographies.

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20 Apr 2011

Rank #3

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Hanging Five: Five Surfers -Five Artists - trailer

Hanging Five is a film that follows five artists who all happen to be surfers. The film documents their work and looks at different aspects of their lives and how those experiences have impacted their work. The film also looks at why the surf culture embraces and supports the arts.Someone said that if Dr. Seuss surfed, he'd be like Andy Davis. He's been drawing, doodling, and painting from a young age. His art captures the thrill and essence of the surfing experience. A very genuine and kind soul. Born in Ecuador, Wolfgang Blochs family has instilled in him an appreciation and respect for the arts from a young age. With much of his work consisting of found objects, his paintings are hauntingly beautiful. A graduate from ArtCenter College of Design, Wolfgang worked as a designer for various companies before plunging into the fine art world. Alex Knost is a true renaissance man with his art encompassing painting, photography, filmmaking and music. Not only is he one of the most famous longboarders in the world, he's also the front man for his band-The Japanese Motors. They recently finished touring with Modest Mouse. Tyler 'Pickle' Warren is a young Orange County surfer and is now becoming a well-known artist, whose work has been exhibited from Japan to Brazil. His work is stylized with deep richness and lighthearted charm with many within the surf community becoming collectors and fans. Julie Goldstein is from San Diego and her textured pieces blend fabric and acrylic with an artistic flow and spirit to her ocean homage.

1min

20 Apr 2011

Rank #4

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Paint Pen Techniques with Drew Brophy - trailer

What do surfboards, skateboards, guitars and shoes have in common? Drew Brophy has painted them all with water-based paint pens. And he shows you how in this new Do-It-Yourself video. For over 20 years, Drew Brophy has been perfecting painting with water-based paint pens. As the world's top surfboard artist, Drew has taught thousands of people how to paint with his techniques. Now, with this video by Seven Films, he can teach you, too. Drew shows, step-by-step, how anyone can paint using his techniques. In his easy to follow style, Drew covers creating unique compositions, preparing the surface, blending colors, finishing details, and how to seal your work. He demonstrates on surfboards, a skateboard and a pair of canvas shoes."I expect to see an explosion of art on surfboards, skateboards, shoes --anything --following the release of this video" says Drew Brophy. "For years these techniques have been closely guarded secrets within a small community of artists. I hope that this video will inspire generations of young artists to customize their lives with their art and imagination!"

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20 Apr 2011

Rank #5

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The Surfer's Journal Biographies : Terry Fitzgerald and Cheyne Horan - trailer

From a continent famous for producing wave upon wave of unique, fiercely individual surfers, the stories of Australians Terry Fitzgerald and Cheyne Horan are suitably emblematic. Both welcomed conditions of all sorts, worked tirelessly on experimental board design, then stylishly exited the competitive phases of their careers. That they came to prominence in separate decades proves the point further. 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 Hawai'i have since earned legendary status. Cheyne Horan, also from Sydney, exploded from the junior competitive scene in the early-'80s. He went on to establish himself as a contest machine, annually dominating the professional field with one notable exception: his nemesis, Mark Richards. During this period he became a vocal proponent of civil rights, alternative living, and tow-in surfing. Join us as we delve into the histories of two of surfing's most unique and engaging personalities.

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20 Apr 2011

Rank #6

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Stoked and Broke - trailer

From brains behind Korduroy.tv comes a staycation surfari epic on zero dollars making their own boards, bamboo rickshaws, solar cookers, and hobo stoves, surfers Ryan Burch and Cyrus Sutton set off on a thirty mile, eight day walk through San Diego, CA. But what begins as a guide to taking a minimalist surfing journey, quickly becomes an examination of freedom vs alienation.

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20 Apr 2011

Rank #7

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Tomorrow Today - trailer

Tomorrow Today contains the most progressive surfing ever captured on film. The film fuses animated dream sequences into reality, where each surfer performs his repertoire of unbelievable tricks. Tomorrow Today bridges the gap between the present and the future.The film features best career performances to date from Dane Reynolds, Bobby Martinez, Mike Lossness, Yadin Nicol, and the futuristic talents of Clay Marzo.

20 Apr 2011

Rank #8

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The Surfer's Journal Biographies : Joel Tudor and Nat Young - trailer

What might appear an unlikely biographical pairing is in fact the study of an audacious mentor and his equally audacious pupil. Bound by friendship, philosophy, and choice of equipment, 22-ear-old Joel Tudor and 50-omething Nat Young have become spokesmen for the surfing tribe and frequent travel-mates. While Nat was key in bringing about the shortboard revolution in the 60s, he remains one of longboard surfing's purest exponents. Joel Tudor represents the other side of the coin. Residing at the top of longboarding's late 20th century revival, Joel also became a talented shortboarder at such indicator breaks as Pipeline and Cloudbreak. So here is Nat Young, brilliant, outspoken, an Australian national hero who could likely descibe himself as the greatest surfer ever and be not far wrong. Then there's the Tudor paradox, a prodigy's passion for surfing's past as applied to the now. Although separated in age by three decades, these two share a common drive to push the boundaries of modern surfing.

1min

20 Apr 2011

Rank #9

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Fiberglass and Megapixels - trailer

Swarms of Photographers arrive in Hawaii every winter to focus there cameras on the best surfers in the world as they push the limits of wave riding. FIBERGLASS aND MEGAPIXELS shines the light on Hawaii's north shore winter surfing scene and exposes the true beauty within the over crowded image gathering free for all.The surfing industry relies on these inspiring pictures from Hawaii to sell the surfing image to the masses. But before that surfing image can capture the attention of the purchasing public it first must be captured in the camera. FIBERGLASS aND MEGAPIXELS focuses on a classic group of professional surfers, photographers and cinematographers who share their perspective on what it takes and what it means to get that epic shot and live a life completely based around surfing.

3mins

20 Apr 2011

Rank #10