The Ultimate Wave Tahiti
Now Playing on Select Dates - general audience
Starring world surfing champion and Florida native, Kelly Slater, this film has everything you could want from a giant screen film. Set on the picture-perfect beaches of Tahiti, the film follows Slater as he seeks out the perfect wave-riding experience. Kelly, alongside famed Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer, settles on the surf site, Teahupo’o for his quest.
The film looks at surfing from through two perspectives – Kelly, who sees surfing as a competitive sport and Raimana, who views it as an ancient Polynesian art form. Using an expert combination of live action and animation, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves, the sources of a wave’s energy; as well as the atmospheric conditions that shape a wave’s long journey across thousands of miles of open Pacific. No ocean film is complete without a look at a region’s sea life and The Ultimate Wave Tahiti doesn’t disappoint, showcasing turtles, fish and sharks.