Riding Giants (12A)
Director: Stacy Parelta
Starring: Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll, Jeff Clark
USA, 2004, 1 hour 41 minutes
Even for a non-surfer this potted history of 1000 years of surfing is fascinating and often hilarious stuff, due to the zany combination of the ‘laid-back surfer dude’ exterior and the fierce competitiveness that drives these adrenaline-junkies to test themselves on bigger and bigger waves until their feats are quite literally death-defying. The exhilarating footage of crazy surfers riding awesome waves shows them as the original lifestyle rebels – living for the pleasure of the next big wave with no thoughts of a career.
"A bedazzling trip through the history of big wave surfing” Entertainment Weekly
See this if you liked Big Wednesday, Billabong Odyssey, Dogtown & Z-Boys