[A] rip-roaring account of a life spent conquering untamable walls of water...Kennedy steers the audience on an exhilarating ride.
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Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

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. In 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, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what’s been called “the heaviest wave ever ridden.” Blending candid interviews with breathtaking action footage, Take Every Wave is visceral, white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 10.06.17 - 10.12.17
NoHo 7, 10.06.17 - 10.12.17
Rated NR
Runtime: 117 min
Language: English

Director: Rory Kennedy
FEATURED REVIEW: Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Against the grain is the only way Laird Hamilton knows how to go. A dynamic, dominating personality, he became one of surfing's central figures despite refusing to compete professionally and he revolutionized the nature of the sport not once but twice by going in directions few peopl...