Dir. Don King, Sonny Miller, Jeff Hornbaker, 2008.
What do you get when you take seven of the most influential surfers and put them on a boat in the heart of Indo? Water Man.
This flick follows the Malloys, Machado, Lopez, Laird and Dave through Indonesia as they capture perfect waves with body and board. They run the full range of surf-ability by using hand crafted boards, SUPs, tow-boards and nothing but their own bodies.
As the film progresses you feel as though you have a deeper connection to the water through the insights given by the seven.
The film technically shows the surf and excitement aboard the boat as it floats amongst some of the worlds best waves through the lenses of some of the best water cinematographers out there.
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Dir. Taylor Steele, 2010
When "Sipping Jetstreams" came out the bar was set for what a surf film could be. It didn't have to be all about high action, big waves or anything else. It just had to be surfing and adventure.
Steele's following to "Sipping" was greeted with the same excitement. A film about the less traveled road of surfing. Iceland, India, Vietnam, Peru and Africa set the stage for a cast of pro surfers to explore their surroundings and surf some great waves.
There is something spiritual about this style of film that does not really fit in with other genre's. Steele, Heater and Berger made another film that captures not only your attention but also the essence of where they are. They bring you in for great adventure and you want to go create your own adventure.
It is a breath of fresh air, or should it be a Sip of fresh water.
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