Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. Felicity Palmateer is known all over the world for tackling big waves, but she has recently ditched the wetsuit entirely. The West Australian surfer has taken to the waves naked, combining her love of art with her passion for the sport in a performance art piece, called 'Skin Deep'. Ms Palmateer said combining art and surfing is something she had been passionate about and had wanted to do for some time. The four-minute short film and exhibition of fine art was three years in the making and was produced by journalist Jonathan Jenkins, who said there was a lot of effort put into the presentation of the film and exhibition to make sure it came across as artistic. Ms Palmateer said she realised people might watch it and not like it at all but hoped it would be empowering and inspiring for most. Online marketing campaigns about the film have already inspired debate, after comments emerged objectifying Ms Palmateer's body rather than focusing on the art. Dr Johanna Adriaanse, an academic at the University of Technology Sydney and an international expert on sport, women and gender equality, said backlash was inevitable if nudity was involved. Dr Adriaanse wants women and girls to feel proud about their bodies and not be ashamed to show them, but said it was a fine line between pornography and art. However, she said she believed Ms Palmateer's intention was artistic and that was beautiful.
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The 15 second teaser features stylised shots of the year-old and is the first stage of her latest art project called 'Skin Deep', with the full four minute film set to be released next week. It's been a long time coming with the project taking three years to complete and explores her interpretation of being free. I feel so much more empowered now I have done this.
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There are two kind of people in this world. One group woke up this morning having never heard of Courtney Conlogue, with no idea of who she is or what she looks like. The second group wiped the sleep from their eyes knowing that Courtney Conlogue is one of the best pro surfers in the world right now. She currently sits at the top of the World Surf League rankings with a healthy lead over her rivals. In , Conlogue was the second best female surfer in the world, according to the WSL rankings, only being pipped to top spot by Carissa Moore. However, by the time the day is out, both groups will not only know who she is, but will have seen Courtney Conlogue naked.
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Three stunning models frolicked in the sand and the surf completely naked — but they disguised their nudity. One appears to be wearing a thong-style wetsuit, while another appears to be in a skimpy lycra top. Painted on bikinis are becoming somewhat of a viral trend, allowing women to be filmed while, in theory, totally naked.