Project Description

TAKE EVERY WAVE: The Life of Laird Hamilton

  • DIRECTOR: Rory Kennedy (Last days of Vietnam)
  • PRODUCERS: Rory Kennedy, Paul Speaker, Mark Bailey and Jack Youngelson
  • CAST: Laird Hamilton
  • SUPPORTING CAST: Bill Hamilton, Gabrielle Reece, Buzzy Kerbox, Sam George, Dave Kalama, Brett Lickle, Gerry Lopez, Pete Cabrinha
  • GENRE: Documentary


An in-depth uncompromising portrait of a living surf legend, Take Every Wave examines the life of an extraordinary individual fuelled by fear, ambition and challenge. This rip-roaring account of his life gives us a rare and intimate glimpse into what drives an elite athlete to follow the rules or break them; revealing how he changed the face of the sport, the legacy he built, and the price an athlete pays for greatness.