80 Waves

DVD Release: June 21, 2011
80 Waves


Filmed in glorious HD over five years and in 10 locations, “80 Waves” is a collection of huge waves and big name riders from across the globe. Among the culture, wildlife and beautiful scenery of exotic surf spots like Fiji, Hawaii and Bali, we see surfers and foil-boarders, tow-in surfing and body-boarding on such iconic waves as Hawaii’s “Jaws” and Indonesia’s “G-Land,” all set to an ecclectic collection of world music. With tons of spectacular wipe-outs, interviews with pro surfers like Adam D’Esposito and Ken Bradshaw, and must-see underwater footage of the largest great white shark ever discovered off the coast of Hawaii, “80 Waves” will make you want to run for the airport with your passport in one hand and your surfboard in the other! Featuring Kelly Slater, Adam D’Esposito, Ken Bradshaw, Jamie O’Brien and more…

Dove Review

Ride the waves with this spectacular documentary about surfing. “80 Waves” features exotic locales, breathtaking scenery, and cultural experiences from around the world. As you visit places like Bali, Fiji, and Hawaii, you’ll learn about the different types of surfing and see some of the amazing creatures that live underwater, including whales, great white sharks, turtles and deep sea fish.

Since this documentary focuses on the sport of surfing, please be aware that many of the people in the film wear bikinis and bathing suits, if that concerns you. With that said, we are pleased to award “80 Waves” the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Song lyric says, "Hooking up with girls you haven't known a week";
Language: D-1; H-1; S-1;
Violence: Discussion about the dangers of surfing;
Drugs: Discussion about drinking too much;
Nudity: Many women in bikinis, mostly seen from backside; men without shirts; men in swim trucks;
Other: Cultural dances; Hindu people make offerings to the ocean


Company: Cinedigm
Director: Steve Fagan
Producer: Steve Fagan
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 60 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe