BEACH GRIT: THE CINEMATIC ART, MUSIC, SURFING AND LAUGHS OF “FREE SCRUBBER”!

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Regular readers of Global Graphica will know that among our many passions is surfing. (Or is it more of vice?) We surf every chance we get. And we try to watch as many surf films and edits as we can. But there’s so much content out there, and so much of it is artless and formulaic “same old same old,” that it’s increasingly rarer to see anything that really gets us stoked.

“Free Scrubber” is one of those short surf movies that really stands out and verges on art. It’s a 15-minute video featuring former word champion surfer and musician Tom Curren, who well into middle age is as fit as ever and stands close to being a living legend.

The film is beautifully shot and edited with a sense of the sublime and, at times, droll comedic timing that showcases both Curren’s incredibly beautiful surfing and his wry and eccentric sense of humor. The film was shot in Baja California, Mexico, and beautifully captures dramatic, gorgeous and rugged stretch of Pacific Coast where Curren surfed.

Even if you don’t surf or follow it, watching “Free Srubber” will put a smile on your face and maybe inspire you to get out in nature more.

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