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'Splinters' takes best documentary at Surfer Poll

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Adam Pesce's narrative on Papau New Guinea surfing proves popular

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 7 December, 2011 : - - Splinters, the directorial debut of filmmaker Adam Pesce, was among the winners at last night's 2011 Surfer Poll Awards, taking home its Best Documentary prize.  The film is the first feature-length documentary about the evolution of indigenous surfing in the developing nation of Papua New Guinea, took the Best Documentary prize at last night's 2011 . 

"It is so humbling to be in this room, and a humble ride to make Splinters," Pesce said when accepting his award. "I hope it will start some new conversations in the community about this sport."

The 41st annual SURFER Poll took place on December 6, 2011 during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.  To see Pesce's acceptance speech and clips from the film, check out video from the 2011 Surfer Poll Awards on

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