Sometimes heats on demand are not enough to capture the essence of a contest, because you know you just skip to the best waves. Sometimes watching the whole thing live isn’t even enough. Sometimes you need to get three RED cameras, some Red Bull and a few sunburnt-red videographers (Michael Mallalieu, Dwayne Fetch and SURFING’s very own Sean Benik, who also edited this little gem) to make an NFL Films-inspired short and bring you the triumphs, defeats, tears and laughter of the surfers we know and love. Nice work, gentleman. We don’t even care that you spelled “theater” wrong.

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