The raw and uncensored journey into one of the world’s most exciting challenges: Riding the worlds biggest wave.
It is a production that is everything Tim Bonython lives for when it comes to documenting surfing.
Big wave surfing has evolved so much over the past 10 years and his relationship with this genre of the sport that has grown more than any other.
The Big Wave Project is about just that. It’s everything from where its come from to where it is now.
The production of the film has taken Tim around the planet to interview the world’s most renowned big wave surfers to document the biggest and craziest waves. It’s a narrative film that will scare as much as it will exhilarate the viewer.
“The Danger Level increases as we attempt to climb a mountain of water where the peak keeps getting higher” Alex Gray, big wave surfer.
Five years in the making, the film follows a tight-knit crew of leading big wave surfers who are working together to attempt a personal goal that drills to core passion of surfing: Riding the World’s Biggest Wave.
We hear candid, personal, no-holes barred accounts as the real fear of death walks side by side with ultimate personal glory.
The story documents the history of the how the sport has developed from humble origins to modern tow-in surfing with the latest challenges of returning to the simple art of unassisted paddling into 100-foot walls of water.
This progression collides with the best swell season in 30-years as the World’s best paddle and tow into some of the greatest waves ever documented including what has been titled ‘the biggest wave ever attempted’ featuring Aaron Golds infamous massive paddle-in wave at Jaws, Hawaii.
The movie also travels across Australia, Tahiti and finally to Europe’s new frontier of Nazare, in Portugal.
The Big Wave Project incorporated some of the best surfers on the planet from around the world.
Jamie Mitchell, Aaron Gold, Mark Healey, Ryan Hipwood, Grant “Twiggy” Baker, Billy Kemper, with insights from Peter Mel, Big Wave icon Greg Noll, the legendary late Brock Little and many more…
This progression collides with the best swell season in 30-years as the world’s best paddle and tow into some of the greatest waves ever documented including what’s has been titled “the biggest wave ever attempted”
This film will be touring as part of the Australian Surf Movie Festival in May / June 2017
More screenings around the world to be announced. Visit: ASMF.net.au further details.