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Posts Tagged ‘John Philbin’

Turtle from The North Shore

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Turtle’s quotes still resonate some 35 years after the first wave pool movie

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By now all those movie quips immortalized by Rick Kane, Turtle and Lance Burkhart (Matt Adler, John Philbin, and Laird Hamilton respectively) have become pop-culture gems, especially here in the wave pool sphere. The film sets out in Arizona as Rick Kane wins a wave pool contest and a ticket to the North Shore where the other 95% of the

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A naked look at surfing through the art of DrewToonz

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Surf art is a weird beast. Like a minotaur, half-bull and half-human, it’s often two very separate things that don’t really belong together. The genre of surf art is dominated by two different animals. One is the airbrush flowy Wyland daydream species seen in tropical vacation galleries across the Pacific. And the other is the cartoonish splendor of Andy Davis,

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Listen To Turtle: Pop-culture mojo spawns wave pool brand

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Rip Curl tapped our collective desire to seek out the perfect wave. By translating our collective quest for surf into “The Search,” they created one of the greatest surf-related campaigns ever. But it’s lost on all of us who simply can’t relate to a three-week boat trip in the Mentawai Islands. A like-minded campaign to The Search simply won't work

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Turtle from The North Shore

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Talking with Turtle: What we can learn from that one ’80s movie about wave pools & Hawaii

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Flashdance, E.T., Die Hard, Terminator and other '80s celluloid gems have nothing on the North Shore. Let's face it, an Arizona wave pool surfer taking on the Pipe Masters is just as unreal and magical as a buff cyborg cruising the time-space continuum for Sarah Conner. North Shore follows the hero’s journey storyline as Rick Kane confronts and learns what

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