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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: NR

Documentary about the mystique of surfing, that profiles prominent surfers and several prime, exotic and odd surfing locations from all over the world: We see surfers tackling the enormous waves of Oahu's North Shore, riding waves created by oil supertankers in the Gulf, immersing themselves in the frigid waters of Ireland, and even being conveyed by the undersized waves of Lake Michigan. With Rochelle Ballard, Layne Beachley, Laird Hamilton, Keala Kennelly and Darrick Doerner. Directed by Dana Brown. [1:27]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - We see several people in bathing suits; women wear bikinis that reveal some cleavage.

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - Many scenes feature gigantic and rather scary waves. There's talk of death and injury while surfing. We see a paraplegic surfer who explains that he broke his back when he wiped out and hit the bottom, and we see a man holding his injured shoulder. Surfers talk of a razor sharp coral reef and of waves "having teeth." They also talk of white sharks and the fear of attack.

PROFANITY 2 - 3 scatological terms, several mild obscenities, and a couple of religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Surfing lifestyle, dangerous sports, the Irish troubles, Jimmy Hoffa, Vietnam, sharks.

MESSAGE - Surfing is about pure fun, and the size and location of the wave doesn't matter as long as one has fun surfing.

Special Keywords: S1 - V1 - P2 - MPAANR

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