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Naked surfer, 26, and artist tackles the biggest breaks around the world while in the buff

A young Australian surfer is taking on some of the biggest waves in the world and, in her latest project, doing so in the nude.  

This week, Felicity Palmeteer, a professional artist and surfer, is releasing her new film titled ‘Skin Deep’, which sees her travelling to some of the world’s best breaks.

The 26-year-old from Perth, who currently resides on the Gold Coast, says compiling the project was cathartic made her feel empowered.

A young Australian surfer (pictured) is taking on some of the biggest waves in the world and, in her latest project, doing so in the nude

Felicity Palmeteer (pictured), a professional artist and surfer, is releasing her new film this week titled 'Skin Deep' which sees her travelling to some of the world's best breaks 

Felicity Palmeteer (pictured), a professional artist and surfer, is releasing her new film this week titled ‘Skin Deep’ which sees her travelling to some of the world’s best breaks 

‘Everyone has insecurities, I’ve had my own issues of self doubt,’ she told The Sunday Telegraph.

‘I felt really free and it was wonderful… I was just out there to surf and got lost in the moment.’ 

The film was shot in Fiji, Hawaii, northern NSW, and in Felicity’s home state of Western Australia. 

The 26-year-old (pictured) from Perth, who currently resides on the Gold Coast, says doing the project was cathartic made her feel empowered 

The 26-year-old (pictured) from Perth, who currently resides on the Gold Coast, says doing the project was cathartic made her feel empowered 

Producer Johnathan ‘JJ’ Jenkins said secrecy was an important part of the project.

‘Many of the accessible surf zones we considered are populated year-round and also these days everyone has a camera, so it was essential we sought trusted, professional operators, not only to ensure Felicity could feel comfortable performing, but so that we could travel discreetly and record at very special locations,’ he said.

Felicity, also known as Flick, has been surfing in competitions since the age of 12 and has already had two solo exhibitions of her artwork.

She also has the record for surfing the largest wave ever by a female in 2015 at Cowaramup Bombora, south of Perth. 

Hours of footage was shot on drone cameras and industry benchmark Phantom cameras and edited down to four minutes for the project.   

The surfer and artist says she just wants the film to capture people’s imagination and provoke discussion.

The surfer and artist (pictured) says she just wants the film to capture people's imagination and provoke discussion

The surfer and artist (pictured) says she just wants the film to capture people’s imagination and provoke discussion

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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