Take Every Wave

Take Every Wave

The Life of Laird Hamilton

DVD - 2018
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Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world's mightiest waves. Amongst the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport often to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton's remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood in Hawaii to his fearless first forays into surfing to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves
Publisher: New York, NY : IFC Films, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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video file,DVD video
Other Standard Identifier: 030306949697

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breemu
Apr 03, 2019

I know nothing about surfing (and don't even like water) but this was exhilarating!
Laird is a man who literally put the cart before the horse - instead of seeing a need and building a tool for it, he built tools and found ways to use them. With singular focus he created bigger and better "carts" even before there were horses to pull them. Eventually the perfect horse was discovered for each new cart - and as the carts got bigger and better, so did the horses. His last cart in the film was hitched to a winged giant with sparks coming from its hooves. What a ride!!!!

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akirakato
Feb 13, 2019

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This DVD forces you to watch all the trailers, but it strangely refuses to show the main feature.
Annoying!

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Courier2003
Sep 03, 2018

Knew nothing of Laird Hamilton until I seen DVD on dash board. Surprised he still alive after all his pursuits. Wikipedia shows he 54 and still alive. Was stunt double for Kevin Costner in Water World.

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dthomas6
Aug 10, 2018

Even better big-wave footage than the superb "Riding Giants." And it's a more honest look at how Laird became Laird, and that living with him ain't always easy.

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samjenks
Apr 26, 2018

Movie about Laird Hamilton a surfer and how we lived his whole life doing that.

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winston16
Feb 26, 2018

This is a very interesting look at a living legend in the Big Wave world. Passion and a singleness of purpose in anything is rare in most people and Laird Hamilton is that equally rare example of someone who found his purpose early on and never wavered. The footage of the big wave surfing is breathtaking. It's amazing how much footage must have existed to show the history not only of Laird Hamilton but the history of the sport. Not a perfect film, but a satisfying one.

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