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

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Credited cast:
Robert August Robert August ... Robert August
Rochelle Ballard Rochelle Ballard ... Herself
Shawn Barron Shawn Barron ... Himself
Layne Beachley Layne Beachley ... Herself
Jesse Brad Billauer ... Himself
Bruce Brown ... Himself
Dana Brown ... Narrator
Taj Burrow Taj Burrow ... Himself
Ken Collins Ken Collins ... Himself
Ami DiCamillo Ami DiCamillo ... Herself
Darrick Doerner Darrick Doerner ... Himself
Richard Fitzgerald Richard Fitzgerald ... Himself
Brad Gerlach ... Himself
Laird Hamilton ... Himself
Dave Kalama ... Himself
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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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Documentary | Sport

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Rated PG for some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 August 2003 (USA) See more »

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Na Onda Certa See more »

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Australia See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$135,985, 10 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,672,451, 9 November 2003
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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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The search for BIG waves continues ...
10 August 2005 | by film-criticSee all my reviews

The film had a point, a plot, and we felt like we were headed towards something "greater". Sure, this was a surfing documentary similar to Billabong Odyssey and Endless Summer, but there were unique aspects I hadn't seen before: Lake Michigan surfers riding the tiniest of waves and Texas surfers riding the waves made by huge oil and cargo ships. The film's premise was to show that surfers were everywhere and that the surfing lifestyle meant something more than just an attitude akin to a bad Keanu Reeves impersonation. Surfing means appreciating Mother Nature in her most awesome and dangerous aspect.

Though I appreciated having a plot and point, however sappy, I must say that I missed watching the BIG waves and the BIG tumbles that make you groan out loud or suck in your breath. When it comes to surfing, I am every bit the couch potato sportsman and like my fellow couch potatoes, I enjoy the game most when the stakes are high. This film lacked the big wave scenes that I love and in the end, I can't say I'd truly recommend the film over the others listed above.

So, instead of boring you with more details, I'll make a pledge. I'm going underground to the world of poorly made surfing videos that I've heard so much about. The videos that show the BIG waves and BIGGER tumbles. Think of it as research in case I ever get over my fear of Jaws and decide to do a little surfing myself. I want the real, uncensored, un-cheesy truth.

Grade: **** out of *****


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