2 April 2009 7:47 AM, PDT | IFTN | See recent IFTN news »

Director Joel Conroy talks to Iftn prior to the nationwide release of his Ifta Award winning surfing documentary 'Waveriders', opening on Friday April 3rd. 'Waveriders' links Ireland's contemporary surfers and the story of the sport's unlikely Irish roots through the life of George Freeth, the son of an Irishman who was responsible for the rebirth of surfing in Hawaii. The doc explores the international surfing phenomenon and the recognition of Ireland as a prime surfing location. Shot on locations in Ireland, the UK and the Us, the film climaxes when the Irish and international surfers come together on Sligo's Mullaghmore beach to conquer the biggest wave ever to be surfed off Irish shores. Irish surfers to feature include; Ritchie Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies and Easky Britton, alongside World Champion surfer Kelly Slater and brothers Chris Malloy, Dan Malloy and Keith Malloy. »

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