Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Joe Berlinger travels the globe with legendary windsurfing champion Robby Naish in the adventure sports documentary “The Longest Wave,” in which he discusses going from tween to legend and beyond with no regrets.
Robby Naish won over 150 tournament victories and collected 24 world titles.
He pioneered the sports of windsurfing, kiteboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and foil boarding.
Naish is also a passionate big wave rider.
The film premieres August 10, 2021, only on Red Bull TV, a free, on-demand streaming service available on the web and as an app across devices big and small.
For most Olympic events, the venue isn’t a concern. You build the arena/stadium/track, and it’s there waiting when you’re ready to go.
Surfing isn’t like most Olympic events. The venue — ocean waves — can change from day to day, hour to hour. So how can the Olympics guarantee that surfing — which makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo — actually takes place during the Olympics?
As with everything else involving Olympic events, the key is planning, years and years of planning. The International Surfing Association worked with Surfline, a weather forecasting site for surfing events, to analyze potential locales for the competition. Surfline monitors all ocean hotspots, tracking climate and wave trends from every possible angle.
Four youth-focused action sports will debut at the Tokyo Olympics: surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing and BMX freestyle, as well as karate, basketball 3×3, and a return of baseball/softball – reintroduced after a 12-year hiatus.
According to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the inclusion of the new events is “the most comprehensive evolution of the Olympic program in modern history”.
For many fans, however, the addition of action sports raises big questions: are they really Olympic sports, and do they deserve to take the place of more established events? … More
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