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Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.



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Darrick Doerner ...
Himself (as Laird Hamilton)


Surfers and secret spots from around the world are profiled in this documentary.

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No stuntmen. No stereotypes. No other feeling comes close. See more »


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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Na Onda Certa  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$135,985, 10 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,672,451, 9 November 2003
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Did You Know?


The 66-foot wave ridden by Mike Parsons at the Cortez Bank is believed to have been the largest wave ever surfed at the time the movie was released. It has since been surpassed by a 70-foot wave ridden by Pete Cabrinha in 2004 at Peahi in Hawaii. See more »


Referenced in Dust to Glory (2005) See more »


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It Just Feels Good!
14 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie just feels good. It's an uplifting look at the spirit and the courage of these men, women, and children that make the sea their playground. There's no plot, no special effects, and no actors, just surfers and the ocean. If you just want to disappear for an hour and a half and come out feeling like you've inner child has been renewed, this is the one.

Dale Brown, son of the Endless Summer's Bruce Brown, does a splendid job of showing us big surf from around the world and the surfers who have made the pursuit of these waves a way of life. Along the way, we see generations of some of the best surfers continue to surf into their sixties and seventies with their own sons, daughters, and grandchildren. We even meet a middle-aged surfer that has a quest to surf every day of his life, no matter the weather, until he surfs over 10,000 days in a row.

It's not Shakespeare, it's a trip around the globe with some very likable people doing what they love to do. Our gratitude to Dale Brown and his crew for inviting us along.

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