Watch 'The Big Wave Project' by Tim Bonython

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

Aside from racking up Frequent Flyer points, Tim Bonython's relentless swell chasing has other benefits. There's the footage he scores, of course, but he also inadvertently captures the human drama that occurs when highly trained surfers ride extrarodinary waves. It's how his latest film, The Big Wave Project, came together.

After two years of filming individual sessions he realised he'd been shooting the same surfers, and along the way they'd encountered some life-threatening situations. The story had taken shape in front of his rolling camera. With that realisation, Tim locked himself away with producer Jason Muir, stripped the filler, and told the story of big wave camaraderie in the XXXL age.

Tim took The Big Wave Project on the road earlier this year, however if you missed out or you'd just like to see it again, maybe even own a copy, then here's your chance.

Follow this link to rent a copy or download your own version.


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roubydouby commented Friday, 17 Nov 2017 at 8:10pm

Well worth the watch. I caught it on the big screen and was blown away.

Results may vary.

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mikehunt207 commented Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 at 5:32pm

Saw it too, some great footage and surfing, maybe better to just turn the sound down and put some music on to avoid all the macho chest beating and self fellatio though, you would think some of these guys were saving the world with their own braveness rather than just surfing big waves.

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John Eyre commented Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 at 1:55pm

Are the xxl big wave guys as gutsy as they were in the past ? What with all the floatation vests, thick padded legropes and jetski rescue teams .
Would you actually be allowed to surf if you don't wear a life vest and smoke bongs ?
Are there rules now that govern safety protocols ?

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girlygirl commented Thursday, 8 Mar 2018 at 11:53am

I missed the roadshow last year but just caught up with your film at the Ocean Film Festival, Tim. Thanks for your insightful doco and beautiful photography.