Director: Jack McCoy

More than an exceptional documentary, Blue Horizon is a fitting tribute to the late, great Andy Irons. Released six years before his untimely death, the doc showcases Irons as the focused, driven, and unstoppable force he was—i.e. the epitome of a competitive surfer—in juxtaposition with Dave “Rasta” Rastovich, the very definition of a soul surfer. Rasta travels freely, meditates regularly—oh, and he hangs out with mermaids. (Yeah, you read that right.) Here, McCoy depicts the yin-yang lifestyles of surfing as a way to intrigue curious new riders. Essentially, the documentary’s mission is to expand the sport, just like Irons—who used to host his own competition for youngsters—always wanted.