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Uploaded on Nov 21, 2010

Description:
We see the swindler wake up and get out of a caravan late in the morning, he notices the wind is onshore and decides to take the longboard. He arrives on the beach, does stretches, paddles out and scores a few foamies. He manages to completely kill it, kook style but as far as the swindler is concerned, he surfs like Andy Irons.

After his 'surf session' the swindler, receives great admiration from all the groms, but also great opposition from the Boogers who, when they see him alone, gang together and beat him up for being such a 'flipping kook.'

It ends with the swindler reaching out and appearing to die, and the words "to be continued..." fade out as the movie ends.

Analysis:

A few questions are raised concerning the various symbols and metaphors used to bring across the main theme, which currently seems to be just beyond our reach:

Why can't the guy surf -- as a metaphor, what could his ability represent
Why small onshore waves? What could that be symbolic of?

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The groms?
The Boogers?
The caravan?
The ending?

What does it represent? Does it have a meaning? And really what's with the "De la Ray" sound track?

Well clearly we are introduced here to a surfer that is stoked despite the conditions; this surfer will have fun no matter what. You just know he'll be stoked wherever he finds himself, even if it were Vietnam. (could the "de la ray" song be a possible reference to war or perhaps just the feeling or experience of being under attack)

We see that the stoke this guy experiences from surfing is very different from what we can see, based on his ability. But at the same time we see that the stoke he carries tends to draw out both the best and worst of people, according to the type of people that they are.

The movie then ends with him seemingly defeated, but we know it is not finished because it says "to be continued..." and although we think we know what will happen next we don't actually have a clue because, honestly, it all just seems too random to really make any sense and at the same time it is intriguing because it does seem to actually mean something.

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