THURSDAY RIDING GIANTS
9.30PM, SBS2 ★★★
Cutting smoothly between exciting archival sequences and colourful talking-head recollections, this impressive surfing documentary chronicles three distinct phases in the evolution of big-wave riding. An exciting and fascinating secret history, magnifying a marginal pastime into something everyone can draw inspiration from. The best work so far of the great Stacy Peralta, director of Dogtown and Z-Boys. Surf nuts will relish the up-close footage of the swells at big-wave hotspots such as California’s Maverick Beach and Hawaii’s Waimea Bay.