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Ficto.tv, the free video streaming service and interactive content company, announced the new surfing docu-series “Represent” featuring Olympic hopefuls and professional surfers Caroline Marks, Carissa Moore, Courtney Conlogue, and Lakey Peterson. The series is produced by Steel Wool Entertainment in partnership with USA Surfing and debuts May 6th. The series documents the journey of what it takes to make the first-ever U.S. Olympics women’s surfing team, with athletes competing against the nation’s best in heats and trials as the women take the sport of surfing to the next level and get ready to compete this summer on the world’s biggest stage.

Women have been riding the waves since the 17th century and only now, in the much anticipated Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, will they be represented. Watch along each week as the series dives into the history of women’s surfing, including the World Surf League’s announcement of equal pay, surfing’s upcoming inaugural Olympic debut, and a behind the scenes look of Team USA competing in the 2019 International Surfing Association (ISA) games. The first season contains 6 weekly 10-minute episodes debuting May 6, 2021, with a second season to air later in the year as “Represent” continues to follow the team as they go for the gold in the Summer Olympic Games.

“Being able to document the journey of four of the best Team USA women surfers and witness their strength and drive to the top of the world rankings has been an amazing experience. I can’t wait to share their stories with the world as surfing makes its Olympic debut,” says Justin Jung, the creator and director of the series.

“We’re pleased to release this new docu-series from the great storytellers at Steel Wool as a great lead-in to the actual Olympics this summer in Tokyo. The series gives audiences an intimate view of the athletes and will surely connect with our Ficto audience,” notes Ficto’s Head of Marketing Marc Rashba.

In addition to “Represent,” Ficto recently launched “Not A Sports Show,” hosted by Lil Rel Howery, featuring the actor, comedian and writer interviewing current and former professional athletes in a six-episode run and “Victory” a series featuring “Entourage” alum Doug Ellin and Kevin Dillon, uncensored and unrestricted, discussing current events, Hollywood, and the hit HBO series.

 

 

 

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