It’s a great time to be obsessed with extreme sports. In a way, it feels like a new trailer for some sort of dope documentary is dropping everyday, and sometimes they kind of blend together. Sometimes it takes a big name to really make a new show or movie really stand out, like Reese Witherspoon, for example.
Witherspoon likely wasn’t hugely involved with the creative side of this project, as she’s just listed as an executive producer, but it was created by her production company Hello Sunshine (they’ve made Daisy Jones and the Six, The Morning Show, Where the Crawdads Sing, and a bunch of other fantastic shows/movies/media). The point isn’t that Reese Witherspoon had anything to do with this show, the point is this show looks like it’s going to rock.
Coming out on July 18 on Prime Video, Surf Girls Hawai’i follows five young Native Hawaiian surfing stars as they work to earn their spot on the pro surfing World Tour. It feels a bit like a Drive to Survive or Unchained type of show, but focused on Hawaiian women in surfing.
“This 4-part docuseries offers behind the scenes access to five of the sport’s most exciting young stars – Moana Jones Wong, Ewe Wong, Maluhia Kinimaka, Pua DeSoto, and Brianna Cope – as they train, navigate family responsibilities, and compete against the highest-ranking surfers in the world to get to the top of the podium.”
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