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Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton (2017)

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This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores ... See full summary »

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This is the remarkable story of an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness--and the cost that comes with it.

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The Artist's Way
23 October 2017 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I have watched many surfing movies from "The Endless Summer", "Crystal Voyager", to "Storm Surfers 3D". This movie has the most exciting shots I have ever seen! The ones from Tahiti are breath taking. Laird's early life is described. One can see the adventure gene being passed on from his free spirited mom, as she decides to pick up and move to Hawaii. He befriends a well known surfer and before he knows it, he has a new dad. Life at school is tough for someone from the mainland, so Laird makes his mark on the waves. He takes to the ocean as Van Gogh takes to painting, he has to do it! We see how he transforms the sport by introducing various technical innovations that have never been considered before. He also forms strong bonds with other surfers and his family, as they undergo their journey together.


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