WINNER INTERNATIONAL 3D SOCIETY 2013 – BEST 3D IN A DOCUMENTARY
WINNER AACTA 2013 – BEST FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY
NOMINATION AACTA 2013 – BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN A DOCUMENTARY
WINNER BEST 3D TV PROGRAM – 3D FILM FESTIVAL
FIRST RUNNER-UP DOCUMENTARY – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Storm Surfers follows two-time world champion Tom Carroll and big wave tow-in pioneer Ross Clarke-Jones as they hunt down and ride the world’s biggest waves.
Together, Ross and Tom have conquered big waves off the tip of South Africa, ridden a typhoon bearing down on the coast of Japan and surfed monster waves in the Southern Ocean that smash into the most inhospitable areas of Tasmania and New Zealand.
Hunting waves the size of a four-storey building involves strategy, timing, preparation and tracking the largest oceanic storms in the world. That’s where meteorologist and surf forecaster Ben Matson comes in. Using the latest storm prediction technology, he helps Ross and Tom track swells and time their arrival to a matter of hours in a mad, high-stakes race against time and the elements to conquer and film massive waves.
Production Company: 6ixty Foot Films
Executive Producer: Marcus Gillezeau, Don Bland, Philipp Manderla, Alaric McAusland, Anthos Simon
Producer: Ellenor Cox
Director: Justin Mcmillan, Chris Nelius