Adventure Video of the Week: Uncommon Ideals


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It's the second week in a row I've posted a surf short by director Chris McLean as the Adventure Video of the Week. Normally, I try to avoid such repetition, but I picked Uncommon Ideals because it won the 2011 award as the best shortie at the London Surf Film Festival. Right now, you can help decide which short films make it into the 2012 festival.

The staff has gathered 20 shorts under five minutes, made by filmmakers in Great Britain and Ireland, on They range from a profile of big wave chaser Tom Butler to a timelapse video showcasing the work of beach artist Tony Plant. Click on the Facebook Like icon next to your favorite short to vote. You can vote until September 18. The staff will use the totals to help determine which videos will be shown at the festival, which will run from October 11 to 14 at Riverside Studios in London.

—Joe Spring