Riding Giants

Directed by Stacy Peralta

DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS director Peralta swaps skateboard for long-board in pursuit of the (mainly) boys of the big waves. Amazing, rare archival footage reveals obsessed guys pitted against giant swells, from Greg Noll an in 50s Hawaii through to the 90s return of the mega-wave-chasers like Jeff Clark at Mavericks. The documentary and sport come up to date with the high tech, tow-in surfing epitomised by Hamilton, king of the biggest waves and corporate sponsored, celebrity endorsed surfing. Shortlisted for the 2005 Best Documentary Oscar.

101 minutes

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