'Swell Chasers' on the Tele

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Swellnet Dispatch

Beginning last night - thank heavens for On Demand viewing - Tim Bonython's latest venture is playing on Foxtel.

'Swell Chasers' is a four-part series that extends Tim's penchant for following purple blobs on screen and then chasing them around the world.

The series is shot across Australia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas - Hawaii, Mexico, and California. More than just incredible surfing, viewers also get a look at the process of tracking and chasing big waves: flawless planning, dogged determination, and an all-out willingness to take risks.

“From the moment you see the swell report, you have to plan for it,” says Tim with characteristic enthusiasm.

The process involves the coordination of planes, boats, jet skis, unruly oceans, and unpredictable surfers, and it wouldn't be possible without Tim’s global network of friends and surfers. Together, Tim and his team orchestrate the impossible.

Part One includes a trip to Shipsterns with Jughead, Kipp Caddy, and bodyboard legend Mike Stewart, while Part Two (playing next week) is shot at Nazare with amputee Ollie Dousett mixing it up with the locals.

Starts September 9, Thursdays at 7.30pm on FOX DOCOS [129] and watch On Demand

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Sprout Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 2:16pm

What the hell is Foxtel?

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burzum Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 3:47pm

Torrentday?

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billie Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 7:48pm

I boycotted television 23 years ago. I hear ya.

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tommy southcoast Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 2:50pm

I'm here for the comments about the soundtrack to the clips

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gnomen Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 4:49pm

Yeah, the soundtracks, Tim if you're reading, pay someone and if you are already get someones else.

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Kellya Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 3:52pm

Doesn't look like it's on Kayo.....spewing

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Bnkref Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 4:10pm

Craig must be on the Sydney A-list by now with all the media appearances?

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Craig Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 7:51pm

Ha, not quite ;p

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billie Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 7:49pm

Is he related to the Bonython's art dealer mob from Sydney?

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loungelizard Monday, 13 Sep 2021 at 6:02pm

bonython a. famous name in Adelaide (where Tim is from). squattocracy, bon vivants, car racing, art, money... don't know about Sydney but almost certainly related I would guess

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barrytheblade Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 4:12pm

Is the whole show going to be in slo mo?

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big wave dave Friday, 10 Sep 2021 at 5:12pm

NOOOOO!
Not all in slo-mo. Surely!
If it is in slo-mo, there needs to be a health warning at the start. My foofle valve will not cope

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Bob Sacamano Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 7:44am

Did you get any waves in there Dave?

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billie Saturday, 11 Sep 2021 at 7:49pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAAH

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strrretch Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 1:29pm

Well made , entertaining doco. Great to see, well done Mr Bonython and thanks Foxtel

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ringmaster Sunday, 12 Sep 2021 at 4:44pm

Just watched the first ep.

That Jughead fella is a fuckin maniac!