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Immerse yourself in surfing

One of the wonderful action shots moviegoers will see when they take in Immersion at Twin Towns on Thursday night.
One of the wonderful action shots moviegoers will see when they take in Immersion at Twin Towns on Thursday night. supplied

OVER the past seven years, surfing enthusiast and filmmaker Tim Bonython has spent every available moment doing what he loves - conducting interviews and filming images of breathtaking wave riding from all corners of the globe.

He created a 13-part series which has now been re-created into a two-part live theatrical show called Immersion which he has taken on the road all over Australia.

The Immersion Tour kicked off in Sydney on April 12 and it travels throughout the east coast of NSW, the Gold and Sunshine coasts, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Launceston and finishes in Hobart on May 26.

Locally, Immersion will play to a packed house in Twin Towns' Star Room on Thursday night, April 19.

Immersion looks at every aspect of surfing - from its early history, the evolution of surfboards, the science of surfing, the growth of the sport and development of competition, to how surfing is portrayed in the media, the action and still cameramen, film editors to the business of surfing and the counter culture that has grown worldwide.

The show takes you to some of the world's most isolated, notorious and picturesque surfing locations, however, the show is not just big waves and boards as the film covers all aspects of the sport - from body surfing and body boarding, surf ski, long board and even the new stand up paddle boarding.

The Immersion Tour, you will be taken on an unforgettable kaleidoscopic journey into how the ocean has become such an addictive part of our lives. The show features stories and spectacular footage of mind blowing waves, the biggest swells and the world's best surfers.

Immersion promises viewers the opportunity to:

  • Discover how and where monster waves are made and where they end up.
  • See what surfers see from deep inside the barrel.
  • Appreciate the enormity of different surfing styles and how surfing has progressed.
  • Reflect on how 100 years of surfing history has been captured in photography and created a new industry of passionate film makers presenting the world's best waves and surfers.
  • Realise what it is that has driven Kelly Slater to continue to dominate even after winning 11 world titles.
  • Look at the incredible rise of female pro surfing and the challenges they face.
  • Be amazed at why big wave surfers do what they do, when they are only centimetres away from death.

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