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MIPCOM Picks 2012: Into the Wave

Riding the big waves of beaches such as Hawaii's Jaws is a spiritual experience for hordes of surfers the world over, and that way of life is chronicled beautifully here.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Woods TV/ Dissidents for ARTE France; distributed by Zodiak Rights

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Aired: Not yet broadcast

Rights available: Worldwide

Just watching surfing icons such as Laird Hamilton and young Kai Lenny tackle the big waves on beaches such as Hawaii’s Jaws and Belharra in France is an intoxicating thrill. But riding the waves themselves is a spiritual experience for hordes of surfers the world over, and that way of life is chronicled beautifully here. From Malibu to the Basque Coast, this documentary follows some of the sport’s greats as they perform gravity-defying feats aboard ferocious waves that can crest to 80 feet, while providing insight into what lures so many to the sea.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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