Riding Giants

Big-wave surfing documentary made by Los Angeles filmmaker Stacy Peralta; released by Sony Pictures in 2004 to critical acclaim and medium-strong ticket sales.

Peralta—a top pro skateboarder in the 1970s, cofounder of the Powell-Peralta skateboard company, and a longtime surfer—made a splashy entry into general audience filmmaking with 2001's Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary about the rise and fall of the Santa Monica-based Zephyr skateboard team. Surfing played a big part in the formation ...