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Surfing the mythical Turtle Dove Shoal

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Cartoon of the week – 28 July, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Storm Surfers 3D, an epic, character-driven adventure doco following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia, screens at Dendy Byron Cinemas on Friday at 7pm.

Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson as together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean. Over one big-wave winter season in 2011 the team experience the brutal force of Mother Nature, score the waves of a lifetime and come close to death, before embarking on an expedition to surf a mythical wave that has never before been ridden.

Seventy-five kilometres from land lies a secret reef known as Turtle Dove Shoal – and so begins a mission far beyond anything they have ever attempted in their lives. The film takes its audience along for the ride, transporting the viewer under, over and through waves in spectacular 3D cinematography – this is the closest thing to riding a big wave without actually getting wet!

Painstakingly crafted and created specifically for this project, tiny 3D cameras (the size of your hand) combine with huge landscape cameras to immerse the audience in an all-encompassing documentary experience never before presented in cinemas.

Tickets $25, conc $20, family ticket $80 (2 adults, 2 kids) plus $1 each for 3D glasses.


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