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(Surf) Porn Orchard

If you're a surfer, have dated a surfer, or have a friend who's into surfing, you've probably encountered the phenomenon known as "surf porn," where otherwise rational people — nonsurfers, even! — will be completely transfixed by a well-made film featuring beach bums and bunnies practicing the delicate oceanic ballet. The totemic example of surf porn is Endless Summer, the 1968 documentary filmed in the gnarliest waves off of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, and California, which was recently followed up with 1994's Endless Summer 2. This Tues., the Windjammer (located at 1008 Ocean Blvd. on the Isle of Palms) hosts Robert August, star of both movies, as he premieres his latest wave-y epic, The Endless Journey Continues. Pro surfer father-and-son team Robert "Wingnut" Weaver and his son, Sam, will be there, too. It's just $5 to get in and the movie starts at 8 p.m. Perhaps a little night surfing will follow? —Sara Miller

Triple Threat

The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, now in its 17th year, hosts four mini-triathlons this summer at James Island County Park. The first of the four is this Sun. June 17, with a 7:15 a.m. start time. The intrepid racers (we're looking at a forecasted high temperature of 90 degrees on Sunday) will begin with a speedy dip in the freshwater lake, swimming .3 miles before hopping onto their cycles for the 13-mile bike ride. Everything wraps up with a 5K that circles twice around the lake in the middle of the park. Preregistration ($50 per race with T-shirt or $45 without) for this Sunday's race is closed, although walk-ups will be accepted for $55 with T-shirt or $50 without. To register for the upcoming triaths on July 8, July 29, or Aug. 12, visit active.com, and for more info on the series, check out www.charlestontriathlonclub.com. —Sara Miller

You Are Strongly Urged to Skateboard

As part of Go Skateboarding! Day, the Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department is offering free skateboarding from 1-5 p.m. on Thurs. June 21. Skaters of all ages are invited to the Mt. Pleasant Skatepark to shred to their heart's content. Children under the age of nine must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 17, and all skaters must sign a waiver before they drop in. You know, just in case your attempt at a 900 doesn't quite go as planned. Call 856-2196 or visit www.townofmountpleasant.com for more information. —Josh Rosenthal

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