80 Waves

61 minutes 7.7/10 based on 9 votes

This surf documentary took over five years to film. Over 10 different locations were filmed and some of the best surf pros can be seen in action. Watch surfers and foil-boarders, tow-in surfing and body-boarding. Listen to interviews with well-known pro-surfers like Adam D’Esposito and Ken Bradshaw. High definition cameras capture the culture and beauty of the world’s best surf spots, including the beaches of Tahiti, Bali and Java in Indonesia. Enjoy exquisite shots of breath-taking waves and the surfers that glide through them easily.

What makes this video even more special is the fact that it also includes exclusive footage of the largest great white shark ever seen on the North Shore. According to Jimmy Hall, the Shark Whisperer, at first they confused the shark with a small humpback whale. That’s how big it was.

Pro surfer Adam D’Esposito describes Pipeline on the North Shore of Hawai’i as an addicting spot. “You’ll drop anything to get to Pipe,” he states. The view of the waves is mesmerizing and a huge attraction to photographers from all over the world. Pipeline poses a few dangers, though. For instance, the waves break into very shallow water which makes it easy to crash into reefs. This can cause serious injuries and even death due to the impact.

Then there’s beautiful Waimea Bay where every year Quicksilver sponsors the Eddie Aikau event on Oahu’s North Shore. Surfers from all over the planet fly in for the Big Wave. On the day of the opening ceremony, the invitees and alternates paddle out and group in the traditional surfers’ circle as a true symbol of camaraderie.

In the month of May, 2008 the surf world focused on a tiny heart-shaped island off the shore of Fiji. This paradise is called Tavarua and it’s where the Globe Pro-surfing Championship was held. The footage from this island is unbelievable, even when the surf is bad.

Come along to enjoy the beauty of Hawai’i, Fiji, Tahiti, Bali, then on to Java in Indonesia. This film is not only about surfing; it’s a gorgeous cultural experience. Watch it now.

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