High Surf Warning | Dispatches

Straight from the impact zone, “High Surf Warning” is a fast-paced, fully immersive chronicle of the extraordinary 2020-21 big wave season, the most epic in the history of the sport. Brought to you by multi Emmy-winning action sports filmmaker, Paul Taublieb, it follows massive winter swells and the international cadre of big wave surfers who chase them, from the rugged cliffs of the small Portuguese fishing village of Nazarè, to the crushing Hawaiian tubes at Jaws on Maui, to the cold water, five-story giants at Mavericks in Northern California, capturing all the incredible action from land, sea and sky. The cast reads like a “who’s who” of the world’s top big wave riders, including Hawaii’s Kai Lenny, Makua Rothman, and Billy Kemper, Portugal’s Nic Von Rupp, France’s Justine Dupont, and South African Matt Bromley, all of whom catch some of the best rides of their lives and reveal their thoughts in insightful, soul-bearing interviews. . Surfing’s premier surf forecaster provides the backstory, explaining how, according to available data and forecasting tools, this season wasn’t shaping up to be anything special. Instead, monster low-pressure systems stacked up in both the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, delivering epic swells as if on an assembly line. The result was a virtual non-stop series of “best days ever” around the world. Along with the elite crew of surfers on hand for these XXL days, “High Surf Warning” put its film team in the middle of every giant set, providing an unprecedented “you are there” experience in some of the biggest, most dramatic waves ever seen.