Jeff Clark, Darrick Doerner, Laird John Hamilton
, David H. Kalama Jr., Dave Kalama, Brian L. Keaulana, Buzzy Kerbox, Titus Kinimaka, Gerry Lopez
, Peter Mel, Mickey Munoz, Greg Noll
, Gabrielle Reece
, Evan Slater, Kelly Slater
A semiserious, often rollicking, multigenerational insider's look at the origins of surfing, the colorful and subversive birth of surf culture, and the mythology and lure of the big wave. This passionate and fluid film is without question the first authentic history of surfing from its humble Hawaiian beginnings to the big business it became to the still-rebellious universe it inhabits today. Riding Giants is a study in individuality and freedom, the pursuit and techniques of pure kinetic pleasure, and the risk taking and attitudes that characterize its leading figures. For some viewers, this is perhaps more than they ever wanted to know. But Peralta's detailed knowledge of the surfing lifestyle, its icons and locations, its boom and exploitation by the media, and the fascination it has held for young men for more than five decades is unparalleled and fuels this expedition for the expert and initiate alike. Closely chronicling the sometimes-life-and-death drama that big-wave riding ...