"Big Wednesday": a film about surfing and friendship in times of war

For many surfers, film critics, and surf historians, "Big Wednesday" is the greatest surf movie of all time.

The film chronicles the story of three young California surfers - Matt Johnson (Jan-Michael Vincent), Jack Barlowe (William Katt), and Leroy "The Masochist" Smith (Gary Busey) - who breathe and live surfing during the Vietnam War days.

Despite their different personalities, they all share a common ground - the passion for waves - and struggle to transition to adulthood, between 1962 and 1974.

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This is how surfing in Siberia looks like

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a cold, isolated, and arid region located in the Russian Far East. You could say it's in the middle of nowhere.

It is definitely not the first place you think of when planning the surf trip of your dreams. It rains a lot here, too. And it's not even the best place to surf in Russia.

We're in Siberia. Nevertheless, where there's a coastline, there's hope. At least, from a surfer's perspective. Because, in theory, a beach can always get waves.

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John John Florence is making surf videos great again

Here's why John John Florence could be the world's best free surfer right now.

There are not many people capable of pulling off a late take-off straight into the barrel. John John is one of them. And if you've been missing him in top shape, then watch this "Space."

With his impeccable bottom turns, ultra-fast rides down the line, graceful aerial acrobatics, and flawless tube riding skills, Florence is making surf videos great again.

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Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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