Laird Hamilton is perhaps the greatest big-wave surfer of all time, a living legend who has tamed some of the world’s mightiest waves. In the surf community, he is also one of the most controversial figures, an innovator who has revolutionized the sport, sometimes to the dismay of purists. This thrilling, up-close portrait traces Hamilton’s remarkable journey, from his rebellious childhood to his relentless pursuit of ever-bigger waves, a quest that ultimately led him to conquer what’s been called “the heaviest wave ever ridden.” Blending candid interviews with breathtaking action footage, this is a visceral, white-knuckle look at a life lived on the edge. Producer/Director: Rory Kennedy. (US 2017) 118 min.