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    Posted: Jul 12 2014 at 9:24pm
Here's an excellent documentary on Black surfers and the history of Blacks in California as it relates to water and Jim Crow. The film also goes over the origins of surfing and how Culture Vultures swiped it from it's original people, the native Hawaiians (and also how the "father of modern surf culture", Duke, was banned from some California beaches because he was considered "Black").

Very interesting doc... you can watch it for free on Hulu. Link below

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Watch Now: Black Surfer Feature Doc 'White Wash' Narrated By Ben Harper, Black Thought

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 27, 2014 10:52 AM




Narrated by Ben Harper and Tariq "Black Thought" of The Roots, the 75-minuted documentary film White Wash is available on DVD and other formats, including screening for FREE on Hulu, which I discovered over the weekend. I spend so much time on Netflix that other streaming sites (like Hulu) are ignored. And while Hulu has its pay service (Hulu+), the standard Hulu service is free, with commercials of course. But, unlike Netflix, which charges you a monthly fee, Hulu gives you two options - the pay service (more content, no ads), or the free service (access to less content, and with ads).

White Wash is available under option number 2. So here's your chance to see a film we first alerted you 3 years ago. 

In short, the film, directed by Ted Woods, explores the history of rarely detailed surfing culture within the African American community, told from the POV of black surfers from Hawaii, Jamaica, Florida, and California, and includes archival footage and conversations with professors, historians, authors, and of course professional surfers.

In essence, White Wash tackles the issue of race and “black consciousness” in America through the eyes and minds of black surfers.

Although surfing originated in Hawaii as part of Polynesian culture, Americans adopted a blonde-haired, blue-eyed male surfer cliché that still dominates the sport today. White Wash breaks all manifested barriers and explores the role of black surfers by introducing audiences to the likes of: Michael Green, Founder of Brooklyn Surfing; Rick Blocker, Black Surf Historian & Founder of BlackSurfing.com; Sal Masekela, TV Host, Sports Commentator, Actor & Singer; and Dr. Charles Ross, Author of “Outside The Lines”, just to name a few. Featured guests recount their personal journey, while discussing surf history, its origin, and its evolution, all the while preserving the love of catching that giant wave.

The entire film is embedded below, courtesy of Hulu, so check it out:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/304244




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THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET...articles i would have never ever known about of our folks if it weren't for the internet..i would still be in the slavery, peanuts, hair invention, mode(thanks to the all white school I attended)  if it weren't for the internet               thanks..





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Great! I'll be watching. Jamaica has a dope little surf scene, even with Black women in the mix. I hope Buttons was discussed in it too. He's known as the Father of Modern Day Surfing as well but I think they are referring to the current style of riding waves done with more finesse. Kelly Slater and many other greats have said that he is their favorite surfer and influenced their styles. He is very influential to how most people surf today or at least aspire to surf today. Unfortunately, he passed last November but he is featured in a few docs...There are quite a few Blacks that surf in California but they are never really booked for movies or talked about in documentaries because of them wanting to keep that image smh. I had a few homies that surfed religiously and were raw. Brazil and South Africa have some Black surfers as well. I wish more Blacks got into it. We would take over. Unfortunately, back then many Blacks did not have the opportunity to go to beaches as readily.
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Originally posted by 305bgirl 305bgirl wrote:

Great! I'll be watching. Jamaica has a dope little surf scene, even with Black women in the mix. I hope Buttons was discussed in it too. He's known as the Father of Modern Day Surfing as well but I think they are referring to the current style of riding waves done with more finesse. Kelly Slater and many other greats have said that he is their favorite surfer and influenced their styles. He is very influential to how most people surf today or at least aspire to surf today. Unfortunately, he passed last November but he is featured in a few docs...There are quite a few Blacks that surf in California but they are never really booked for movies or talked about in documentaries because of them wanting to keep that image smh. I had a few homies that surfed religiously and were raw. Brazil and South Africa have some Black surfers as well. I wish more Blacks got into it. We would take over. Unfortunately, back then many Blacks did not have the opportunity to go to beaches as readily.
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