Surf Camp follows gay Australian surfers

As winter arrives for the northern hemisphere, summer is setting in down south, and a gay and lesbian web site in Australia is debuting a summer-focused online-only reality series calledSurf Camp.

The series follows five Australian gay men who learn how to surf. On the show, Jesse, Ben, Brennan, Jesse, Josh, and Ryan will be taught by instructor Raf. Five-minute episodes will air online, and the web site, Same Same, says there will be “a new episode every few weeks,” but there is no debut date yet.

For no particular reason, viewers will be able to vote for their favorite surfer at the end of every episode, and judging by both the promotional photos and what the trailer chooses to focus on, those decisions might not be made entirely on surfing abilities alone:

Surf Camp Is Coming [Same Same]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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