Riding Giants
Filmfest 2004

“A semi-serious, often rollicking multigenerational insider’s look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of the surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the ‘big wave’. This passionate and fluid film is without question the first authentic history of surfing from its humble Hawaiian beginnings to the big business it became to the still-rebellious universe it inhabits today... Closely chronicling the sometimes-life-and-death drama that big-wave riding entails, Riding Giants is an often-mesmerizing visual thrill ride. But the most appealing aspect of this often revelatory documentary is the realization that the man versus nature dialectic never ends; the search for the ultimate wave and the spiritual pinnacle can only be pursued but never reached. Are you stoked yet?” Geoffrey Gilmore

tags: Documentary


Director: Stacy Peralta