Director: Joel Conroy Cast: Cillian Murphy, Richard Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies


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With this unusual, way-offbeat documentary, Joel Conroy offers an unique take on a familiar subject: the film examines the Irish origins of the west coast surfing culture. Conroy filters this history through the tragic life of George Freeth - an Irish transplant who turned early 20th century Hawaiian kings onto surfing, and thus resurrected a long-buried pastime that eventually spread to the masses. The film immediately delves into Freeth's tale, then travels around the world charting his influences across numerous cultural boundaries - from Hawaii, to sunny Southern California, to the "mother country" of Ireland. The film culminates with the makers' decision to take on-camera rides on colossal, 50-foot waves just off of the Irish coast.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2010
UPC: 0829461000141
Original Release: 2009
Rating: NR
Source: Revolver Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:15:00

Special Features

Interviews; Deleted scenes; Wipeouts; Exclusive surf footage

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cillian Murphy Narrator
Richard Fitzgerald Participant
Gabe Davies Participant
Kelly Slater Participant
Dan Malloy Participant
Kevin Naughton Participant
Craig Peterson Participant
Rabbit Kekai Participant
Drew Kampion Participant
Arthur Verge Participant
Andy Hill Participant
Alastair Mennie Participant
Easkey Britton Participant
John McCarthy Participant

Technical Credits
Joel Conroy Director,Screenwriter
Lauren Davies Screenwriter
Margo Harkin Producer
Daniel Trapp Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Waveriders
1. Spirit of Adventure [6:35]
2. Riding the Ocean Swell [6:24]
3. Surf: The Common Denominator [7:04]
4. George Freith-Waterman [4:59]
5. One Man Against the Ocean [5:38]
6. Great Unknown [12:45]
7. Soulsurfing [5:20]
8. The Crossing [5:44]
9. Scratching the Surface [3:09]
10. Inaccessible? [10:01]
11. Making Every Single Wave Count [3:52]
12. End Titles [3:21]

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