Lo-fi 1992 surf video filmed, edited, and produced by 20-year-old San Diego filmmaker Taylor Steele; a 40-minute punk-rock-scored calling card for a group of rising teenager pros, including Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, Ross Williams, and Rob Machado.

Momentum's footage was shot exclusively in Hawaii, California, and Mexico, and was edited into a series of minifeatures: one- or two-minute segments on a particular surfer, or a slightly longer feature on a surf break. Momentum cost about $5,000 ...