Riding Giants (2004)
This spectacular documentary tells the story of surfing, from its nascent beginnings in the 1950s as a counter cultural way of life, and even statement about life, to its current status as a multi-billion dollar industry complete with its own superstars with super contracts. It follows the surfing greats like Greg Noll, Laird Hamilton and other big wave riders who tempt fate by careening down 60-foot moving mountains of water. The personal stories, the spectacular photography, the soundtrack, and athleticism and obesssions of the world's best big wave surfers all combine to make a wonderful film. One warning: after viewing this film your life will feel very dull.