Apr 8, 2009
Directed by Stacy Peralta
Rated PG-13, 100 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series
The American surfing culture and the advent of big wave challenges are recorded with enormous detail and affection in this spirited documentary, chosen as the opening night film at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival because of its undeniable crowd-pleasing vibe. Placing footage of some of the sport?s most spectacular, board-breaking waves along side interviews with the daredevils who ride them, the film offers a highly engaging emersion into a culture of larger-than-life west coast characters driven by their thrill-seeking instincts.
Two thumbs up. - Ebert and Roeper
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