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UK: Element Pictures Distribution
Cast: Cillian Murphy (narrator)
Featuring: Richard Fitzgerald, Gabe Davies, Kelly Slater, Kevin Naughton, Chris Malloy, Keith Malloy, Dan Malloy, John McCarthy, Andy Hill, Easkey Britton
Director: Joel Conroy
Countries: UK / Ireland
UK: 88 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild language
UK Release Date: 3 April 2009 (Limited Release)
WAVERIDERS is the previously untold story of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today's pioneers of Irish big wave surfing.
The story unfolds through the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, the son of an Irishman, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century.
With its distinguished cast of world-renowned Irish, British and Irish/American surfers, WAVERIDERS journeys full-circle from Hawaii to California and back to Irish shores following Freeth's wave of influence. The journey reaches a spectacular climax when the surfers conquer the biggest swell ever to have been ridden in Ireland by catching monster waves of over fifty feet.
WAVERIDERS won the audience award for best film at the Dublin International Film festival 2008.