Watch 'The Big Wave Project' by Tim Bonython
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.