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Make or Break season 2 trailer shows pro surfers desperate to win


Our reviewer wanted less talking and more surfing in season 1. Maybe season 2 will deliver.
Our reviewer wanted less talking and more surfing in season 1. Maybe season 2 will deliver.
Photo: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ brought back surfing competition documentary Make or Break for a second season that starts February 17. The trailer pumps up the surfers’ desperation to win the coveted World Surf League Championship title.

“Season 2 … I guess we weren’t that bad,” one surfer chuckled. Sure, the show is back, but in the trailer it looks like some of the surfers could be done for good if they don’t do better.

Make or Break season 2 trailer pumps up the drama of surfing competitions

Season 1, which our reviewer didn’t hate — but he wanted less talking and more surfing — featured a lot of access to the world’s top surfers, and season 2 does the same. The men and women vie for the top title on the World Surf League Championship Tour.

And unlike the stereotype of the laid-back, carefree surfer, these people are stressed out about it. That’s in part because this season features a new “cut” where many of the surfers are knocked out of the competition mid-tour.

As Apple TV+ describes it:

‘Make or Break’ returns to the world of professional surfing, offering an intimate deep dive into the aspirations, challenges, accomplishments and personal lives of the surfers who compete to remain on the elite Men’s and Women’s World Surf League Championship Tour. This season will take viewers on location for the 2022 competition season to stunning surf locations across the globe, capturing the highs and lows of the ‘Dream Tour,’ including the first-ever mid-season cut, international rivalries and record-breaking upsets.

The season features eight episodes — four air February 17 and four more come out February 24 — and each one has exclusive interviews with top surfers. If you’re into surfing, the following list of names should be tantalizing:

  • Kelly Slater
  • Tatiana Weston-Webb
  • Stephanie Gilmore
  • Owen Wright
  • Tyler Wright
  • Jack Robinson
  • Morgan Cibilic
  • Gabriel Medina
  • Filipe Toledo
  • Kanoa Igarashi
  • Griffin Colapinto
  • Italo Ferreira
  • Matthew McGillivray
  • Johanne Defay
  • John John Florence
  • Brisa Hennessy

Watch the trailer:

Roll the credits

Box to Box Films  (F1: Drive to Survive, Break Point) produces the series for Apple in partnership with the World Surf League.

Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner James Gay-Rees (Exit Through the Gift Shop, Amy) and BAFTA Award nominee Paul Martin executive produce the series, along with Warren Smith and World Surf League CEO Erik Logan.

“Make or Break” season two joins Apple’s list of sports programs, including an upcoming documentary about seven-time Formula One world champion Sir Lewis Hamilton, Stephen Curry: Underrated, featuring the Golden State Warriors NBA star, and The Dynasty, a new documentary series about the New England Patriots.

Watch Apple TV+

Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $6.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

After first airing in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 299 wins and 1,279 award nominations and counting,” Apple said.

Those feted programs include multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy series Ted Lasso and Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.


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