Waveriders

Terrific feature documentary, ‘Waveriders’, was full picture and sound posted at Screen Scene in 2008 and went on general release in April 2009.

The film tells the previously untold tale of the unlikely Irish roots of the worldwide surfing phenomenon and today’s pioneers of Irish big wave surfing.

The story unfolds through the inspirational and ultimately tragic history of Irish/Hawaiian legendary waterman, George Freeth, the son of an Irishman, who was responsible for the rebirth of this sport of Hawaiian kings in the early twentieth century.

With its distinguished cast of world-renowned Irish, British and Irish/American surfers, Waveriders journeys full-circle from Hawaii to California and back to Irish shores following Freeth’s wave of influence.
Produced by Margo Harkin and directed by Joel Conroy, (Inís Films and Besom Productions Co-production) the film was made with the assistance of The Irish Film Board/ Bord Scannán na hÉireann in association with the European Union Interreg IIIA Programme implemented by ICBAN, Northern Ireland Screen, BBC Northern Ireland and the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland.

Waveriders impressed at the Dublin Film Festival in 2008 winning the coveted Audience Award, and went on to pick up the George Morrison Feature Documentary Award at the 2009 IFTA Awards.

The film completed full picture and sound post at Screen Scene with Nathan Nugent and Douglas Moxon editing, Niall Brady supervising all sound post, Gary Curran grading and Warren Dowling completing online.