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Watch: Chapter 11 Flies Mainstream

Episode 14 is where lips Incinerate.

cinema // Jun 2, 2022
Words by Coral McDuffee
Reading Time: < 1 minutes
You can talk about this one

As surfers we search for the mystic.

A moderate session in no-man’s-land will triumph over a good session in the blown-up zones because it’s novel and it’s ours — good waves and good surfing are relative terms, anyway.

In Chapter 11’s Boilt Lips, Eithan and Rolo get antsy, catch a flight to Mexico, and proceed to add some color to their complexions and score a few well-documented spots. So mainstream, yet so enjoyable. The varying flavors of perfection materialize in the form of right wedge, barrel, and air section upon air section.

The clip prompts an eerie moment of reflection: Do we overlook excellence for novel too often? Maybe sealing lips is overrated — I want to go to mainstream Mexico, fry them off, then unapologetically film every session. Watch this 7:55 video and you will too. 

Oh, and if you want to know why Dane wasn’t on the trip, read this.

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