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VBS.TV AND RED BULL LAUNCH DOCUMENTARY SURF SERIES GET THE INSIDE LOOK AT REAL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SURF CULTURE

VBS.TV AND RED BULL LAUNCH DOCUMENTARY SURF SERIES GET THE INSIDE LOOK AT REAL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL SURF CULTURE

A groundbreaking new series following the lives of America’s best high school surf teams in and out of the water was launched on VBS.tv. “School Of Surf: Red Bull Riders Cup” is the first collaboration between Vice Magazine’s online TV channel VBS and Red Bull. Find out what happens when you take an eclectic mix of high school surfers, let them viciously compete against each other and videotape the whole wet mess on and off the beach.

You can watch the new trailer here: http://www.vbs.tv/shows.php?show=1772834234&source=sc

You can learn more about the series and follow the saga here: http://www.vbs.tv/shows/school-of-surf/

The series gives you a detailed inside look at high school surf culture in and out of the water. School Of Surf chronicles the contrast between the blessed beach town surf kids of Southern California to the cold water warriors of the New Jersey shore. It follows the good times and the struggles of your average high school kid looking to carve a place for himself as pro surfer all while trying to graduate school and leave the surf team on a winning note by taking the national championships.

Within hours we were so wrapped up in all the relationship drama, family pressures, teenage riffing, and damn good surfing that by the time we looked at our watches, we realized we had shot an entire series and grown long scraggly beards. It was like the surfing equivalent of getting sucked into a Sunday afternoon Degrassi marathon.

This 15 webisode documentary on the wet reality of varsity high school surfing will run over three weeks, starting on September 8th on online TV network VBS.

The Red Bull Riders Cup is the numero uno high school surfing tournament in the country, it pits 24 schools from six regions against each other in single-elimination rounds until the best school is left shredding. It follows “The Game” format, which is modeled after traditional team sports and conceived by former Pro Surfer Brad Gerlach from the National Surf League.