Watch: Red Dog // Beyond the Breaking Point

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

...and now for something completely different.

Crossing my desk this morning was a trailer for a film on Brent 'Red Dog' Symes. You heard of Red Dog? If not, think of a surfing Les Norton. A raw, carrot-topped lad from the sticks, with a big head and an even bigger heart.

A classic underground surfer, Red Dog moves about picking up shaping work in various board factories, but that's all incidental, as he really lives for chasing big waves. Think Naz, Mavs, Cloudbreak, and Puerto.

First sign this is gonna be something different is the voiceover, fella sounds like John Wayne who's dropped an extra testicle for the occasion, and then there's the general tenor of raw beef with a side serve of corn, all packaged against a journey of overcoming mental illness.

The film will have "a splash of comedy along with a compelling message", says the director Teddy Giard.

Like I said, something different.

Released October 23rd.

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mick-free commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:18am

Love Red Dog!

Mick Free FIFOFOMO

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Ape Anonymous commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:29am

That is epic! Star Wars meets Kelly Slater.

When and where is the premier?

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Craig commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:36am

Premiering at the Carolina Surf Film Festival Friday October 18th, released to the public on all social channels Wednesday October 23rd, 9:00 PM AEDT. 

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KevinHardwick commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:36am

Go the DOG !!

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hillsintas commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:39am

The aerial shot at 17 seconds.
Was my stomping ground for the better part of 20 years.
The memories come flooding back.
The landscape has been worked on but the waves are still etched on my mind.

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Jamyardee commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 9:44am

Top area for waves, did some time there also, always scored well.

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 8:51am

That Puerto barrel at 1:03!

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udo commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 9:50am

Puerto one is wicked...theres a diff angle of it on U tube

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Island Bay commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 10:12am
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goofyfoot commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 10:35am

Jesus Christ! :-0

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I focus commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 7:00pm

Mental drop

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udo commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 7:07pm

Watch again at 1/4 playback speed on fullscreen he gets held up in the lip
and almost pushes the Big Red Beast Backwards..

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hillsintas commented Friday, 11 Oct 2019 at 6:40am

Thanks for the clip.

The length of that tube would be at least 100 meters???

Take of to exit was balls to the wall.

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Island Bay commented Friday, 11 Oct 2019 at 2:54pm

Thank Udo. Possibly the most well-informed surfer on the internet!

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Sprout commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 10:04am

Thought this was going to be a pumping clip to Jerry Was a Race Car Driver. You sell me lies Stu.

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heals commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 12:13pm

Solid gold, Dog.

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Finntim commented Thursday, 10 Oct 2019 at 7:20pm

I could hear him screaming from here, what a drop!

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Ensea commented Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 at 10:45pm

I seen this guy get dropped in on by a brazo at dbah & red came from behind and coat hangered the fucker clean off his board and said mate i don't come to your country and carry on like that. By far the funniest thing I've seen in tge water ever. The brazo was white in shock. If it was on the footy field he would of got sent off with a 6 week suspension. In this case he got applauded and rewarded. Legend