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“PENTACOASTAL” was inspired by the tonalities of Australian cult cinema. Directors Wade Goodall & Shane Fletcher have merged these filmic elements within the body of a surf film through emotive animations, an undulating soundscape, and a subliminal narrative which follows a quasi-recursive map depicted by a pentagram drawn on the map of Australia.
“A recollection of Australasian exploration following a quasi-recursive map, with elemental moments of expressive wave worship.”
Featuring Wade Goodall, Dane Reynolds, Harry Bryant, Nathan Fletcher, Pat Gudauskas, Dylan Graves, Nathan Florence, Tanner Gudauskas & Kyuss King
In 2019, the World Surf League became the first American-based global sports organization to implement equal pay for male and female athletes. It was a historic move for a sport in which gender discrimination had been so radically entrenched. For most of the competitive surfing’s history, women were treated like sometimes pretty, but mostly irrelevant, sideshows. Parallel to surfing as a spiritual outlet and art form, there has always been a competitive element to wave riding in societies with developed aquatic cultures. Ancient Polynesians rode waves for centuries before Europeans witnessed surfing, and in both Hawai‘i and Tahiti, competitive surf gatherings were common, as was gambling on those events.
Professionalized surfing as a distinctly Western tradition arose in the 1960s and birthed in the 1970s. Many surfers and contest organizers had … More