- Actors: Laird John Hamilton
- Directors: Bobby Williams, Tim Monaghan
- Producers: Laird John Hamilton, Bobby Williams, Pedro Pineda, Jane Kachmer, Lloyd Bryan Molander
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- Number of discs: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Paradox
- Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
- Run Time: 60 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00006673Q
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181,664 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
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Teahupoo, Tahiti. On the 17th of August, 2000, a line was drawn in the sand and Laird Hamilton stood alone. Engulfed in the vortex of the heaviest wave ever ridden, Laird Hamilton stood where no man had ever stood before. Death was the only outcome if a mistake was made. The footage shocked the world. Had it not been captured on film, no one would believe it was possible. It was a moment shadowed only by the journey of his life as a waterman and explorer of the most pure form of energy on earth. This amazing film, shoot on both High Definition and 35mm, won numerous awards at the 2002 X-dance Film Festival. This is the extreme movie of the year, quite possibly the decade. Music By Ben Harper, Moby and Bender!
He stands 6-foot-5, with long golden hair--and he still looks minuscule when photographed against the backdrop of the mammoth waves in this outstanding surfing documentary. Laird Hamilton travels to Hawaii and Tahiti in search of the biggest waves anyone has ever tried to ride. Skimming across the side of a wall of water, he's harnessing both gravity and the power of the wave in a death-defying balancing act. There is something almost therapeutic about watching the endless slow-motion images of Hamilton riding one wave after another, meticulously photographed to capture both the pounding force of the water and Hamilton's daring ability to tame it. The footage is set to a contemporary score, featuring musical acts as diverse as Moby, Ben Harper, and Bender as the backdrop for Hamilton's startling feats. --Marshall Fine
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Do yourself a favor and buy this flick. This DVD will humble any ego.
You think you da man? Then watch this little film.
Yeah, that's what I thought.
Mavs bunch, North Shore. But after a friend went to Hawaii and watched first hand Laird ripping upside down 360's in the Tube.
I was awestruck at his stories. The man is a surf muscle as we called Jeff Hakman in the 70's. The waves in this movie are the
star. And Laird the Director. Tea'hupoo blew my mind as did
Craig Camfield's at Inland Surf who lent me the movie. Can you
imagine getting a wave lip as thick as a Chevy Suburban Dump
on you? Laird deserves All the accolades. Figgy
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