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Review by C.J. Bunce

One hundred years after surfer Duke Kahanamoku won an Olympic medal in swimming, surfing finally made it to become an official sport at this year’s games.  A new book coming this month is using the sport of surfing to teach kids about science.  Spinning out of writer-artist Kim Dwinell’s series of Surfside Girls fiction books for kids, The Science of Surfing: A Surfside Girls Guide to the Ocean is a practical guide full of science facts every kid should know about the ocean and sea life.  Published by Top Shelf Productions, its available for pre-order now here at Amazon for your favorite youth who was glued to the competition at Tsurigasaki Beach in Japan last week and looking for more.

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Not just a great photo, it’s a screengrab from next year’s “based on true events” Australian 1972-era surfer film, Drift.   Like the Beach Boys Endless Summer album or watching the Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer documentaries, this should get you thinking about warm again.  And doesn’t this film, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Terminator: Salvation, Clash of the Titans), look a bit like the Heath Ledger/Emile Hirsch skateboard biopic, Lords of Dogtown?  If it’s like that flick, this could be a good one.

Check out the trailer:

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