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.
Rory Kennedy is one of America's most prolific documentary filmmakers. Outstanding titles in her filmography are Ethel (2012), a documentary chronicling the extraordinary life of her mother Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert F. Kennedy, nominated for 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Academy Award-nominated Last Days in Vietnam (2014). As a producer she has been an Academy Award contender for the documentary Street Fight (2009) and the shortfilm Killing in the Name (2011).