Film

Old wavers

OUT NOW! STORM SURFERS 3D follows two aging surfers driven by their love of the wave and by Red Bull.

Two aging championship surfers spend the Southern Hemisphere’s winter months trekking out to big-wave hotspots off the Australian coast, using someone called a ‘surf forecaster’ (apparently a real job) to monitor oceanic swells and predict what region to hit. There’s some painfully staged basecamp stuff and a rather clumsy narrative, but with Red Bull – who have become the Medici of this sort of ludicrous behaviour – providing some serious equipment whenever we look to the ocean, Storm Surfers offers plenty to get the heart racing.

Storm Surfers 3D | Directed by Justin McMillan (Australia 2012) documentary. Starts September 19

Originally published in issue #119, September 2013