2012 Billabong XXL Ride Of The Year winner Nathan Fletcher breaks down the swell that hit Teahupoo, Tahiti last year, the ride that changed his life and changed the face of big wave surfing forever. Barely escaping death in one of the scariest looking waves of the day, Nathan gets completely barreled before getting sucked violently over the falls… and living to tell the tale.
From the winding canyons of Zion National Park to the high alpine passes of Arlberg, Austria, the vibrations of the road are full of unexpected adventure and endless opportunity.
Watch the snowboard action film As the Crow Flies on YouTube in 4K! Join international snowboard professionals – Gigi Rüf , Elias Elhardt, Kazu Kokubo and Toni Kerkela – on their journey around the globe to determine which path leads to a life well-lived, always on the hunt for the best snow, the gnarliest lines, the most unique features.
Riders: Gigi Rüf (Austria), Elias Elhardt (Germany), Kazu Kokubo (Japan) and Toni Kerkela (Finland)
Locations: Italy, Japan, Sweden and Alaska
Heavy Water follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of surfing and his relationship with big waves. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu’s North Shore, Fletcher and other fellow surf and skateboard legends share their personal views on some of the iconic moments of the sport that shaped surfing as we know it today. Heavy Water delves deep into the surfing culture and its roots. The deep ties between surfing and skateboarding show once again when Nathan performs the never before done “Acid Bomb Drop” in big waves, a maneuver borrowed from skateboarding and involving assistance from a helicopter.