Oscar-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger travels the globe with legendary windsurfer and pioneering waterman Robby Naish, a 26-time world champion whose quest to master the world’s longest waves unexpectedly reveals his vulnerabilities as a competitor, mentor and father.
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THE LONGEST WAVE: Documentary Exempt 104 mins Walvis Bay- Namibia, Trujillo- Peru, Sylt- Germany, Pavones- Costa Rica
- Sunday 3rd January 7.00pm
- Sunday 17th January 7.00pm
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Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
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Throughout his storied four-decade career, Robby Naish has been a watersports pioneer, ushering once-niche activities like windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and foil surfing into the forefront of the global sports community, racking up 26 championship titles along the way. It is this lifelong quest to master all obstacles that led Naish to his latest undertaking. THE LONGEST WAVE transcends the action sports genre by capturing obstacles outside of the legendary athlete’s professional life in an intimate, cinéma-vérité style, revealing Naish balancing the pursuit of excellence at sea with the demands of life’s complications on land.
Just weeks before his inaugural attempt at taming the longest wave, Naish suffered his first major injury: a near fatal hip fracture. With Robby also navigating a difficult divorce and financial tumult, his quest to return to the water takes on new meaning, as a volatile personal life and unwavering drive for professional performance escalate the already-high stakes Robby sets for himself. A personal story of drive, dedication, athletic conquest and self realization, Naish’s tale is emblematic of universal themes that touch on all aspects of life.
Director: Joe Berlinger
Producers: A Red Bull Media House Production in Association with Radical Media and Third Eye Motion Picture Company, Joe Berlinger, Philipp Manderla, Daniel T. Wilson
Featuring: Robby Naish, Kai Lenny, Laird Hamilton, Chuck Patterson, and Gerry Lopez
2019 Doc. Exempt 104 mins Walvis Bay- Namibia, Trujillo- Peru, Sylt- Germany, Pavones- Costa Rica