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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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