Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton

Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 23, 2017

This is the remarkable story of Laird Hamilton, an American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. Transcending the surf genre, this in-depth portrait of a hard-charging athlete explores the fear, courage and ambition that push a man to greatness—and the cost that comes with it. Official selection: Sundance Film Festival.


  • Country USA
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 118 minutes
  • Director Rory Kennedy

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