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This Is What Happens When the North Shore is Your Actual Playground

Noah Beshcen stars in ‘Wax’.

cinema // May 24, 2021
Words by Michael Ciaramella
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

When you grow up on Oahu’s North Shore, the ocean is your playground.

Ehukai is the sand box, Rockies is the swing set, Pipeline is the monkey bars where all of the cooler, older kids hang out. Keiki shorebreak is the rusty metal slide with nails sticking out of it.

When you grow up here, surfing waves of lethal consequence becomes a regular occurrence at a very young age.

But with practice comes skill, with skill comes confidence, and confidence drives fear straight out the window. This explains how the North-Shore-bred youth crew of Barron Mamiya, Makana Pang, Kalani Rivero, and Noah Beschen treat life-or-death situations with utter insouciance.

From Pipe bombs to Keiki shorebreak, Noah’s recent film ‘Wax’ displays worrying levels comfort in consequential surf. His acting has also improved since his last cinematic venture. All in all, a praiseworthy performance from the 20-year-old and his filmmaker Cultgabe.

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