Surf’s up! Apple TV+ dives into World Surf League docuseries

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Apple TV+ goes behind-the-scenes at the 2021 World Surf League championship.
Seven-time World Surf League champion Stephanie Gilmore at Honolua Bay.
Photo: Apple

Apple’s video streaming service is hitting the waves. It ordered a documentary series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the aspirations, failures and accomplishments of the world’s best surfers as they compete in the World Surf League championship.

There will be six episodes in the as-yet unnamed series. Each will take viewers to exotic surfing locations across the globe, and explore the lives of the people who make up the 2021 WSL Men’s and Women’s Championship Tour.

Beyond just catching waves, the docuseries will dive into different surfing cultures, as well as timely subjects tied to the sport including eco-conservation, sustainability and marine preservation.

Filming has just begun, as the first World Surf League event takes place in Hawaii on December 4, 2020. The season won’t end until September, so the Apple TV+ show apparently won‘t be out until after then.

Part of Apple TV+’s growing docuseries library

This surfing documentary series will be for those who like to combine nature with action. This group might also enjoy Long Way Up, a series on Apple’s streaming service in which Ewan McGregor travels across South and Central America on a electric motorcycle.

Also already on Apple TV+ are Earth at Night in Color and Tiny World, two of the service’s outstanding nature documentaries.

Source: Apple