3/28/11

Momentum (2001)



So you think a list of the best surf movies of all time would be complete without its best surfer ? Kelly Slater got the chance to have his best skills recorded in what would become one of the classic flicks about surf ever made. Momentum was filmed by a rookie filmaker called Taylor Steele (later recognized as one of the best filmakers of the genre) in the beaches of Hawaii and California.

But don´t expect to be Kelly the only attraction in the movie: more great surfers include Taj Burrow, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Bruce and Andy Irons, Paul Roach Dann Malloy, CJ Hobgood and many others.
It´s funny to see some of the great surfers so young: most of them were barely in  their twenties and others still teenagers. So important was the impact of the movie that critics were fast to call this young folks the momentum generation.

This is not a lifestyle / culture movie. What you find is raw, pure, explosive surf. Wonderfully filmed and also focused in great details. Don´t miss this piece of art.

26 comments:

  1. Kelly Slater is legit man - Have watched him surf live before, he shreds like you won't belive... Seeing on videos is half the joy

    Anyway, thanks for the post!

    Mike.

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  2. good shit nigga

    keep it comin

    FUCK YOU GUMBY

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  3. never surfed before im going to have to do it sometime cool pics... following!

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  4. I've been afraid to surf after a local shark attack lol. Seeing this makes me want to brave the waters though, and maybe even become decent at it :)

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  5. are there really that many surfing movies to make a long standing blog about it? I look forward to reading more of your reviews. following.

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  6. very cool blog. time to see the movie

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  7. I haven't seen this! I might look into it :)
    Good luck on the blog, following!

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  8. Ive actually seen this movie and its pretty awesome.

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  9. gotta check this movie out. following.

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  10. andy irons is best haha
    you ever watch longboard vids like z boys?

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  11. Will have to give it a look!

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  12. I wonder if anyone was surfing on the Japan tsunami waves? Too soon?

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  13. Sounds awesome.. I haven't seen alot of surfing movies really.

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  14. kevin, it's very unlikely to get attacked by a shark when surfing! don't worry ;)

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  15. Wish i knew how to surf.. Sadly i will probably not learn, since my leg is kinda broken after cancer treatment =P
    Get more movieS! :)

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  16. Haven't seen this movie for a long time

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  17. thats a lot of air, sounds like a good film

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  18. Sounds like a good movie, I'll probably watch it.

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  19. @Clueless Dolphin I did. I think it was awesome

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  20. this had a really cool trailer, i'll have to watch

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  21. Wooooo!

    Followed.
    bigunicorn.blogspot.com

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