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Ready to watch a series of movies that will make you feel good to be a surfer? If you’re in Honolulu this month, the 6th Annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival is going on from July 6 – August 1st.

The Honolulu Surf Film Festival is the longest film festival so far. Plus, it’s being held in a museum, which we (hope) elevates surf films as a genre to something of high art. The festival is at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

According to this year’s festival curator Abbie Algar, attendance is usually around 3,000-4,000, a nice, strong number of attendees. Honolulu’s general public is phenomenally connected to the surfing world, and that kind of enthusiasm for this little corner of creative expression is pretty incredible.

So, don’t miss out on numerous awesomely enriching and fun movies which showcase how cool it is to be a surfer, including Jaws: Changing the Game, Sine Qua Non, Zero to 100, and Party Mix. Check out the full list of movies here

And, if you’re up for it, the closing night reception is on July 28, 6-7:30pm, where you can enjoy a live performance by Mano Kane, plus food from Da Spot, beer and wine for purchase. Vintage classic Gun Ho screens at 7:30pm.

The festival flash pass includes 10 screenings, excluding the opening and closing night receptions. $90, $72 museum members. For more details, go here:

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If you have any wonder why John John Florence was ranked the #1 male on the SURFER Hot 100, here’s a nice video that will have you pretty convinced. John Wiley from Deltoid Productions showcases John John Florence freesurfing at Keramas during the Oakley Pro Bali that wrapped up last month.

Some words from John John in the issue: “I think that living in Hawaii has kept me pretty humble. People will put you in your place if you’re acting out of line and respect is a big part of living here. Even if I wanted to, I don’t think I could get all cocky without someone setting me straight. I’m not anything special.”

Hmmm… well, we agree to not being cocky, but nothing special? We beg to differ.

Enjoy the video. Music from Andrea Bertolini, “Drop That Beat.”

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Proud Pop and Mission Viejo Store Manager Rob Sachse is all smiles with his surf-daughter champ Carolyn.

This past weekend she placed 1st in the Girls 9&Under short board AND, 3rd in Boys and Girls Longboard 9&Under at the Menehune Wild West Surf Festival in Huntington Beach.

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In case you’ve missed the previous seasons, JOB is back, now in its 3rd season, with the first episode having dropped on May 24th. Who is JOB? JOB is Jamie O’Brien, one of the best surfers in the world, a loose cannon of Oahu, and an overall renegade.

Here’s episode #3 where we watch Jamie get his Red Bull JAWS invite and then heads over to Maui to meet up with Kai Lenny for some practice over last New Year’s. This is the same serious swell that nearly killed Matt Meola (The ISLE, Season 2).

It’s a great episode and we watch Jamie totally kill it at Peahi.

New episodes drop every other Friday so we can continue to watch Jamie juggle friends, partying, traveling around the world, and surfing.

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If this official teaser doesn’t get you psyched for The Roxy Pro, then we’re not sure what it will take!

Every year for the last eight years, the Roxy Pro has brought together the world’s best female surfers to the lovely South French locale of Biarritz for an original blend of elite surfing and top class music.

The Roxy Pro, Biarritz, is the second to last stop on the women’s world tour and, usually, the location where the world champ is crowned. From the opening party at Bar de la Côte, to the final day of the waiting period, the world’s top 17 females light up Côte des Basques for one of the year’s most exciting events.

We’re psyched! Get ready because from July 10th to 14th, the Roxy Pro will be playing host to the only French stage of the 2013 ASP women’s world tour and electrically charging up Europe’s surfing capital.

If you can’t make it to Biarritz, then no worries! You can still join in all the fun online with the live broadcast on plus join the conversation using #ROXYPRO on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram!

P.S. In case you’re wondering #WhoAmIJustGuess is on the official teaser… it is the beautiful and talented Rosy Hodge.

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