Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

M , 118 mins

Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world's mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionised the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton's remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing, to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what's been called "the heaviest wave ever ridden." Blending candid interviews with breathtaking action footage, TAKE EVERY WAVE is a visceral, white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge. Laird's biographical story is told against the backdrop of a winter surf season on Kauai, where El Niño storm systems threaten to bring the biggest surf in decades. Mixing never-before-seen archival footage, with contemporary verité scenes shot in Southern California, Bermuda and Kauai, Take Every Wave weaves the past and present into an intimate and compelling portrait of a superstar athlete at the top of his game. Threaded throughout is a revealing, deeply personal interview with Laird as well conversations with the family members, friends, collaborators and detractors who know him best.

Director
Rory Kennedy
Main Cast
Laird Hamilton
Classification
M (Coarse language)
About Classification
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
Running Time
118 Mins
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