Cookies help us deliver our services. David Wakefield is a former competitive surfer and state surfing champion. But Icon Film Distribution is playing down the film's gay themes, fearing its potential audience of surfers and teenage girls will be scared off. Trending SBS 'Break out the popcorn': While a couple of bodacious babes are thrown into the mix for good measure, Newcastle is more interested in its guys. There are clear indications that surfing lags behind other sports in accepting diversity. The very manly Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas was the first pro rugby player to come out a few years ago… when will surfing break its own code of homophobic silence…?
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Gay undertow to Newcastle surf film
Most surfers wear long board shorts to prevent skin irritation from the wax on their surfboard. David Wakefield knew he was gay from his early teens. In February GaySurfers. Icon group marketing director Lisa Garner said Newcastle showed the rough side of its namesake city as well as its sun, surf and sand. Devilspawn or the Future of the Sport? There are 0 comments. Dave knew he was gay from his early teens but didn't feel like he could come out to the surfing community.
Order by newest oldest recommendations. And the norm is not inclusive. For Ian Thomson, who directed the documentary and is himself gay and a surfer, it is not just the professional aspect of surfing that can feel very hostile to a gay person. It is a story about being able to live your life the way you are, without being bound by the stereotypes of the subculture. When Dave was growing there was a lot of negativity towards homosexuality in the community - so he made the decision to keep his secret from the surfing community. Castets, who works as a web designer, decided to start his own website in to fill the lack.