The surf documentary has returned and takes a specific look and giant wave-riding in the new Riding Giants coming to DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment.
Breaking the mold of traditional documentary filmmaking, Riding Giants uses its dynamic, cross-generational approach to profile the lives and times of the intrepid surfers who over the decades have dedicated themselves to finding and successfully challenging the biggest waves on earth.
We meet Greg Noll, the pioneer, whose relentless push into Hawaii’s big surf in the late 1950s earned him the nickname “The Bull”. There’s Jeff Clark, Northern California’s lone frontiersman, who after discovering the massive waves of Maverick’s near San Francisco rode there alone for over a decade. And finally Hawaii’s Laird Hamilton, the prototypical “extreme” surfer, a rare breed of athlete/innovator considered as the best big wave rider who ever waxed a board.
The DVD contains the film in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 along with five deleted scenes, the featurettes “Making of Riding Giants” and FUEL TV plus two audio commentaries.
The disc arrives on January 4th and will be priced at $39.99.