Director: Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson doesn’t just play soft rock about banana pancakes, OK? Back in the day, he was also a pro surfer. At 17, he became the youngest invitee to make the finals at the Pipeline Masters, before a serious head injury derailed his career. However, his passion for the sport still remained strong, and in 2002, he decided to pay tribute to it. In the film, Johnson travels to Sumatra, Indonesia, with pros Kelly Slater, Shane Dorian, and Rob Machado. Together, the group leaves behind career obligations, and the stresses that come with them, to simply immerse themselves in the glorious swells the country has to offer. Couple that with Johnson’s ambient score, and you’ve got one of the most visceral surf documentaries of all time.