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Billabong Odyssey (2003)

Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shawn Barron ...
Himself - Surfer (as Shawn 'Barney' Barron)
Fred Basse ...
Himself - Surfer
Layne Beachley ...
Herself - Surfer
Ken Bradshaw ...
Himself - Surfer
Carlos Burle ...
Himself - Surfer
Taj Burrow ...
Himself - Surfer
Nick Carroll ...
Himself
Jeff Clark ...
Himself
Ken Collins ...
Himself - Surfer (as Ken 'Skindog' Collins)
Sean Collins ...
Himself - Surfline
Alistair Craft ...
Himself (as Alister Craft)
Vetea David ...
Himself
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Himself (as Craig Davidson)
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Himself
Mark Foo ...
Himself - Surfer (archive footage)
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Action sports documentary that follows the industry's best big wave surfers as they travel the world searching for the largest waves that nature has to offer. The journey spanned 18 months, 6 continents and produced up to 70 foot waves.

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Surfing doesn't get any bigger than this! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2004 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Billabong el reto  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,000, 9 November 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$54,000, 9 November 2003
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Features Dateline NBC (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Himene Tarava
Recorded by David Fanshawe
From the CD "South Pacific: Island Music"
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Opening sequence.....OUTSTANDING!!!
11 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Big wave surfers Who's Who in this documentary that is very informative of how surfing has evolved since the 60's with the advent of the jet ski to help catch 40 to 50 plus feet waves.

The movie begins and ends with the footage of Mike Parsons' ride (shot from the beginning where his partner's jet ski pulls him onto the very beginning of the sea swell before it rises high above the cameraman) on what will be a very large wave at Jaws in Hawaii. Forty-five feet high at least. Who ever was holding the camera for this shot filmed a classic and there are many classic shots of surf riding.

It was a treat to see this footage twice in the movie, at both ends.


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