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From acclaimed director Stacy Peralta (Dogtown and Z-Boys) comes Riding
Giants, the story of big wave surfing. Breaking the mold of traditional
documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross - generational
approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the
decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the
biggest waves on earth.
We meet Greg Noll, the pioneer, whose relentless push into Hawaii`s big surf in the late 1950s earned him the nickname "The Bull". There`s Jeff Clark, Northern California`s lone frontiersman, who, after discovering the massive waves of Maverick`s near San Francisco, rode there alone for over a decade. And finally Hawaii`s Laird Hamilton, the prototypical "extreme" surfer, a rare breed of athlete/innovator considered as the best big wave rider who ever waxed a board.
Through a fast-paced combination of mediums that include classic archival photography, spectacular movie footage - both current and vintage - and contemporary interviews with the sport`s greatest surfers, experts and storytellers, Riding Giants captures the rich visual history of one of the most dramatic athletic adventures of our time.
Director And Editor Commentary, Writer And Surfer Commentary With Greg Noll And Jeff Clark And Laird Hamilton, 5 Deleted Scenes, Film Premiere Featurette, The Making Of Riding Giants
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English