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The Taboo of Being a Gay Surfer: VIDEO

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Back in December we posted about a Kickstarter-funded documentary OUT in the Lineup, exploring the world of gay surfers and why it's so hard to be out as a gay athlete in that culture.

Now there's Caught Inside, a new mini-documentary, which wades into the same world, talking to gay surfers about the gnarly situations that crop up from being in the closet.

How do out gay surfers cope at the beach?

Watch Caught Inside, AFTER THE JUMP...

Any gay surfers reading this? Do you encounter these same problems?

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GOP 'Congressman with Abs' Aaron Schock Hangs Ten: PHOTO

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This week, Republican congressman Aaron Schock posted a photo of himself surfing the Hawaiian waves to his Instagram account along with this message:

Waikīkī Beach - Enjoying the Aloha spirit thanks to @tulsigabbard hospitality and Surfing Coach Nish for getting me up. Shout out to @oahusurfshots for the pics. #icouldlivehere

He gets extra points for using a filter that gives the photo a real 1970s Hawaii Five-O look.


WATCH: Debut Trailer for 'Out in the Line-up' - A New Kickstarter Doc About Homosexuality in Surfing

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With the number of athletes coming out in other sports steadily increasing, you might be surprised with the fact that there has yet to be an openly gay surfer on the professional tour. A new Kickstarter-funded documentary, OUT in the line-up, is looking to uncover this long-standing taboo of homosexuality in surfing.

Synopsis via the film's website:

Out in the line-up2OUT in the line-up follows the story of two gay surfers who unite to bring the issue out into the open. Together they embark on a global journey to hear the perspectives of people from all corners of the surfing community including former world champion Cori Schumacher, big wave rider Keala Kennelly and former US Congressman Barney Frank. As their journey unfolds, they uncover a culture of fear, secrecy and exclusion but are also inspired to affect change by connecting people, provoking discussion and looking to surfing's grassroots values of freedom of spirit and love for the ocean.

The film is currently in the final stages of production and is looking to raise the funds needed to launch on the international festival circuit in early 2014.

Check out the debut trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

And to find out more, visit the film's Kickstarter page HERE.

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Anderson Cooper Takes a Wild Ride with Big-Wave Surfer Garrett McNamara: VIDEO

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In a preview for an upcoming segment on 60 Minutes Sports, Anderson Cooper takes a thrilling and harrowing ride with big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara on the back of a jetski.

And remember when Anderson went blind for 36 hours in Portugal? This is when it happened.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Surfing the Apocalypse: VIDEO

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A YouTube user shows how much fun can be had with a couple fx programs on an iMac and a GoPro surf camera.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Dominic Purcell Hangs Ten

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Former Prison Break actor Dominic Purcell brings some sunshine to your winter from an Australian beach.

(via Twitter)


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