4/1/11

Riding giants (2004)


Big wave riders will always have a special place among the community. When the smallest waves are 20 feet high everything is being taken to a whole new level. Not only the hazards involved are life threatening but also the challenge becomes too unbearable for even the most of the world´s skilled surfers.

When Z-Boy Stacy Peralta decided to start the project of making a movie about the world´s best town inners everyone knew it was going to be in good hands. After all Stacey helped to define surf culture as we know it today. Riding Giants is the first film Stacy did after the resounding success of "Dogtown and Z boys", which was the account of his own youth as part of the legendary zephyr skateboard team.

Riding giants remains the best movie on the subject we can find. It is an accurate historical overview over the beginnings of giant waves riding from the beaches of hawaii to the coast of California. It helps us understand how legendary waves such as Teahupoo,Cyclops, Pipeline or Mavericks together with names like Greg Noll, Jeff Clark or Mickey Munoz became more and more ingrained in surf mythology. Unmissable.

31 comments:

  1. Woah..... I so want to do this, but I can only surf the internet :D

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  2. I thought of starting to surf this summer .. there is a nice island that people say it has nice waves near my hometown.
    following

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  3. This is sic.. for me.. but you would like OMG if you came home to my town and got a look at all the snow and northenlights and reindeers..

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  4. I wish the Swedish coasts had more friendly waters. It's just too cold

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  5. I need to learn how to surf :P

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  6. if its the best. im going to watch deffs

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  7. Will never beat the Sendai haa!

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  8. Wow, that is a huge wave. I wish I could surf!

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  9. you have to be nuts to do that, seriously

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  10. i love dogtown and z boys i've seen it a million times

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  11. Ah man, I love looking at huge wave surfers, scares me a bit though just thinking about it.

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  12. Good stuff, it's interesting to me how some times wave are not so good.

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  13. Riding giants? Sounds like what my girlfriend does to my- nevermind.

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  14. Never surfed in my life, I don't think I'd have the balance, but it looks like one of those thrills that shouldn't be missed in your life.

    Obrigado pelo comentário pá, follow'd

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  15. If I could swim, I'd surf on waves.

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  16. ima try to find this movie, thanks for the info. :)

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  17. Thanks for the recommendation bro :) Will check it out!

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  18. After reading this I suddenly have the urge to see this movie.

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  19. *drooool*
    seen that one...also try Billabon XXL

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  20. Its totally too cold here to surf so I'm sticking to this movie

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