Surfing with sea cowboys

Nicknamed Gauchos del Mar (sea cowboys), the Azulay brothers have surf in their DNA: their father pioneered the sport in 1960s Argentina, and their childhood summers were spent catching waves in Brazil.

The Gauchos del mar
The Gauchos del Mar

In March 2010, the brothers packed up a truck and set off to surf the Pacific coast from Los Angeles to Chile, filming their experiences on a handycam and a GoPro. They travelled for 403 days across 13 countries, surfing new waves on isolated beaches along the way. The final cut, Gauchos del Mar (released in 2012), won a clutch of prizes at international film festivals.

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