AUSTRALIA – 2011 – 95 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY CHRISTOPHER NELIUS & JUSTIN MCMILLAN
STORM SURFERS is an epic, real-life adventure following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.
Over one big-wave winter season in 2011 the team experience the brutal force of Mother Nature, score the waves of a lifetime and come close to death, before embarking on an expedition to surf a mythical wave that has never before been ridden. Seventy-five kilometres from land lies a secret reef known as Turtle Dove Shoal – and so begins a mission far beyond anything they have ever attempted in their lives…
Christopher Nelius Talks Big Wave Surfing Documentary STORM SURFERS 3D (Interview with Christopher Nelius)
Hear from 2 time World Champion surfer Tom Carroll about his new film and why he likes to risk his life surfing big waves! (Audio Interview)
"an unequivocal technical tour de force"
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
Directors Christopher Nelius and Justin McMillan on STORM SURFERS 3D
- EP DAILY
"For pure summer action, however, you can’t beat state-of-the-art surf porn"
"Viewers will be swept away into the stunning but menacing world of big wave surfing and stay along for the whole ride for the gripping tale about what makes legends"
- PRETTY CLEVER FILMS
"STORM SURFERS : Au-delà de l’extrême limite"
- JOURNAL METRO
"Q&A at TIFF/ Bell Lightbox with Tom Carroll"
- FILM BUTTON
"STORM SURFERS 3D director says he had no desire to make ‘a snuff film’" (Interview with Justin McMillan)
- OTTAWA CITIZEN
"Iconic wave riders deal with age, seek out big breaks in 'STORM SURFERS 3D'" - An interview with Ross Clarke-Jones
- COURIER ISLANDER
"The crisp 3D really puts you in the moment, whether that’s within the crest or under water. And just when you think you’ve seen enough, Mother Nature throws a few more breathtaking compositions your way."
- NOW MAGAZINE