Big Wave Guardians

1 hour 30 minutes

Not Rated

Directed by:

Luke Stirtz


From Academy Award Nominated MacGillivray Freeman Films, Big Wave Guardians, is the new epic surf film that everyone will refer to as life-changing. It’s the most honest, behind the scenes look at how the lifeguard profession began, and where it is today. Hawaii’s North Shore is the world’s most dangerous 7-mile stretch of beach. Massive swells, life-and-death rescues, and “the best job in the world” - yet often the most hazardous one – is the compelling drama of Hawaii’s big wave guardians. As surfers push the limits and crowds increase, a small group of heroes have reinvented water safety on a parallel track to the rising dangers. Addicting thrills VS inherent peril – they are caught up in both. Surfing’s elite watermen risk their lives to save their friends while challenging a realm beyond. 

Half of the proceeds will be donated Dennis Chamber of Commerce and the Orleans Recreation Department to be used for scholarships fund used to train local lifeguards. Following the movie a panel of former and current life guards will discuss the challenge they faced and are facing protecting our local beachgoers.