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A Stunning And Dramatic Portrait Of Women’s Surfing

“Know the Feeling” a new web series by Billabong. 

cinema // Apr 20, 2019
Words by Jake Howard
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

New frontiers. New lineups. New friends. Emerging surf cultures around the world, it’s a beautiful thing. Countries that just a few years ago were void of radness are now super stoked. A result of every old surfboard left behind by a traveler or crude sled whittled from jungle timber, surfing’s now thriving in some of the most far-flung corners of the world.

Celebrating the proliferation of glide, Billabong’s resurrected their time-tested tagline, “Only A Surfer Knows The Feeling,” and applied it to a new global generation of empowered women. 

“Know The Feeling” is the modern adaptation of the ethos, and the YouTube series Billabong is producing around it features groundbreakers like Monico Duo in China, Natasha Sand in Sri Lanka and Merem El Gardoum in Morocco. Not just their surf stories, the video series will bring the girls’ respective communities along for the ride. Surfing’s good at knocking down barriers.

Anchored by the effervescent Laura Enever, and supported by Alessa Quizon in the U.S. and Josie Prendergast in the Philippines, the series will play out over the next month in weekly YouTube episodes on Billabong’s channel. 

The trailer just dropped. It’s cinematically stunning, and it’s a beautiful thing to hear Laura wax poetic in the voiceover, but most exciting is to see how Duo, Sand and Merem El Gardoum will contribute to surfing’s rich, and ever-growing tapestry. 

 

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